Nose

Olive tapenade, lavender, pepper spice, cocoa

Palate

TASTES LIKE: cured meat, cardamom, plum sauce, blueberry MOUTHFEEL: well-balanced acidity with supple tannins

Growing Conditions

The 2018 growing season kicked off with a nice, even spring. July brought in hotter temperatures, as well as some smoke from surrounding fires. But by the second week of August, the weather cooled off considerably to usher in one of the most ideal ripening seasons in recent history.

Harvest

September brought in beautiful, mild weather, offering the fruit several extra weeks to hang during long, sun-filled fall days. Harvest wrapped up on October 15th, producing wines that are balanced with great fruit expression. A harvest to remember, indeed!

Bottling

March 2021

Winemaking

100% estate, sustainably farmed Founding member of VINEA

Appearance

Deep and inky

Food Pairing

Beef stew, BBQ pork, grilled eggplant, manchego