The 2014 vintage was warm and dry, providing ideal growing conditions for producing wines with great fruit and refined tannins. The wines show the ripeness of the warm summer days and the freshness that our cooler evenings provide. The majority of our vineyard sites are at elevations above 1,300ft, giving us the perfect microclimate for producing ripe fruit while maintaining great acidity. The 2014 blend displays more forward fruit and texture than the previous two vintages allowing for early enjoyment. Although the wine has a more supple profile it will age gracefully as all the key components, fruit, acid and tannins are in perfect harmony.
Fresh blackberries, plum skin and fresh juniper berries intermixed with dried strawberry and sandalwood. Swirling brings up ripe black currants, baking spice and crème de cassis. The palate is dense and polished with superfine tannins and great length. It's mouthwateringly fresh with ripe but restrained fruit and terrific presence.
Pairs well with any red meat on the grill, pork tenderloin, heavy cheeses and grilled vegetables.
ACIDITY:.56 g / 100 ml
17 months in 40% new French and American oak barrels