Deep garnet in color with pleasing aromas of sun-warmed blueberry, blackberry pie, and black
cherry. There is an earthy cola tone on the palate with dark berry flavor with a touch of vanilla. This wine has refined tannins and a long-lasting finish.
After a dry winter, Spring 2018 brought much needed rainfall, this delayed the growing season in the Russian River Valley vineyards. Warm temperatures returned in May and grapevine growth was both rapid and healthy and the resulting fruit set was even. Due to the relatively cool year, the grapes matured evenly and retained much of their natural acidity, only to be complimented by spectacular color and flavor development. We harvested the entire vineyard during the first week of October and the fruit had good structure, layers of flavors and brilliant color.