Crafted around a core of mid-valley Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Sangiovese, this stunning wine begins with mesmerizing aromas of black currant, blueberry, cassis and fig. As it evolves in the glass, notes of cinnamon, clove and cracked pepper emerge, as well as more savory hints of dusty red brick, dried herbs and leather. The dark berry layers are echoed on the palate where they mingle with flavors of black cherry, leather and fresh-tilled earth, with supple, fine-grained tannins carrying the wine to a rich, robust finish.
The 2019 vintage began with a cold, wet winter followed by a cool spring, which resulted in a late budbreak. The cool, consistent weather provided abundant hangtime, ensuring ideal flavor development in the grapes. Yields for our red varieties were slightly above average, and temperate late-season weather allowed for a measured pace to harvest. Across the board, the 2019 wines are bright and balanced with smooth, elegant tannins and lush, vibrant flavors.