This vivacious blend of Syrah, Viognier and Grenache displays tantalizing aromas of white flowers, lavender, rose petal and red berries with notions of cracked pepper, charcuterie, toffee and tea leaves. On the palate it is lush and lively, with fine-grained tannins and a beam of bright acidity framing vibrant flavors of cherry, cranberry, plum and pomegranate, with French oak-inspired hints of vanilla, clove and nutmeg emerging on the long, juicy finish.
The 2021 growing season started with a very dry winter, with almost no rain in the month of February. Due to the lack of moisture, there were more frost events, which when combined with an extended period of bloom led to some shatter during cluster formation, resulting in smaller overall yields. Summer brought ideal temperate weather ensuring that the grapes were able to achieve excellent ripeness. While harvest was fairly compressed, with both white and red grapes coming into the winery at the same time, the quality of the fruit was exceptional, producing a stunning vintage of beautifully concentrated wines with deep, alluring colors.