Embodying the depth, character and complexity of Jensen Vineyard’s coveted old vines this stunning wine reveals luxurious aromas of marionberry, black raspberry and white pepper. On the palate, soft, velvety tannins frame flavors of blackberry jam and hints of stone fruit and spice as they build to a rich, mouth-filling finish.
The 2021 growing season began with very little winter rainfall on Mt. Harlan followed by moderate spring temperatures that led to a typically timed budbreak. While the temperate weather led to a uniform bloom and set, overall yields on Mt. Harlan were down significantly. Throughout the remainder of spring and summer the weather continued to be mild, resulting in a somewhat later-than-normal veraison, with harvest commencing just six weeks later. Reflecting the combination of low yields and excellent weather, our 2021 wines display beautiful depth and concentration, with refreshing acidity and full fruit expression.