Energetic aromas of wild strawberry, sweet leather and star anise lift and fill your
nose. The palate has balanced acidity and elegant tannins with layers of chocolate
and black cherry. Sweet and juicy flavors of blackberry and baking spices linger
through the finish.
WINEMAKER NOTES: The 2018 season was much calmer than 2017, due to the absence of extra rain and heat spikes we experienced in 2017. The moderate temperatures in the spring and summer allowed for a longer growing season and full flavor development. There was plenty of water in the soil to carry the clusters through the long growing season with minimal dehydration. Our first day of harvest in 2018 was September 10th, compared with an August 26th start in 2017. It was nice that the production crew could enjoy the Labor Day holiday right before the long hours and hard work of harvest began.