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The nose is layered with black cherry, blueberries, cassis, and has touches of dark spices, black tea, and charred oak. The palate is fruit forward, supple in the middle and finishes with long, soft tannins. Aging in 25% new French oak barrels adds structure and complexity to the fruit.
An early bud break, wet spring soils, and a long growing season produced a vintage with excellent quality. A wet spring started fast and rapid growth was met with average summer temperatures, which slowed development and reduced yields. The result was a moderate crop of well-concentrated fruit that ripened fully and slowly before an early harvest.
Bright aromas of citrus fruits, meyer lemon, orange blossom, nectarine, green grass and honeysuckle. The palate is delicately structured and citrus fruit driven with sweet citrus rind and a long clean finish.
This wine displays the hallmark characteristics of Napa Valley Merlot crafted in a classic and food-friendly style. In the glass, the wine is vibrant garnet red in color and has lifted aromatics of red plum, dark cherry and dusty milk chocolate. The fruit on the palate is bright with satsuma plum and red berries. The prominent acid line throughout the palate fits neatly with the mid-weight tannin profile and leads to a finish that has touches of bitter dark chocolate.
Gather up a group of friends, light the fire-pit, and grill up some BBQ pork-ribs. Maybe add some juniper berries and a touch of heat to the glaze.
Our first wine taking these wines on the road and it was wildly successful. A long-time friend offered us some fruit from one of his sought-after vineyards in the Red Hills just outside of Dundee, Oregon. Iron-rich soils and a mild climate create the perfect terroir for growing Burgundy wines.
Our Sangiovese is a blend of new world fruit and old world charm.