A well-structured wine with notes of cinnamon and clove spices. Abundant blackberry bramble and touches of maraschino cherry fill the mid-palate and a long finish. Pair this wine with a bison burger, roasted summer veggies or a charcuterie board.
The 2017 vintage started with above average rain in each of our locations that delivered a lot of wetness and humidity keeping us on our toes. The overall growing season brought a nice spring with uniform growth and a healthy fruit set. Veraison occurred during July through August for Sonoma County, Monterey, and Santa Barbara. Each appellation experienced a fall heat wave in early September, this slight stress to the vineyard gave us the optimal sugar levels, phenolics, and acids that allowed for us to pick the grapes immediately.