Composition: 52% Tempranillo, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon; Aging & Oak: 18 months in oak, 100% French Oak 50% New Oak, 50% Second Vintage
Taking inspiration from the great Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon blends of Spain, this robust and beautifully structured wine offers generous aromas of currant, saddle leather, vanilla and chocolate underscored by notes of black pepper and allspice. Both the sweet and savory notes are echoed on the palate, where big, rustic tannins promise a long life in the cellar.
Other than being approximately a month earlier than usual, our 2015 harvest was smooth and successful, yielding exceptional quality grapes. To allow us ample opportunities for blending, we harvested 16 different grape varieties over the course of 12 weeks. During this period, Mother Nature provided heat to speed up ripening when we needed it, and equally well-timed cooler temperatures when the vines needed a respite. The extended harvest allowed us to pick all varieties at optimal ripeness. As a result, our white grapes show lovely aromatics and varietal character, and our reds show beautiful depth and concentration.