Very complex bouquet of damson plums, violets, blueberry, blackberry, garrigue, black olive and smoldering incense.


This is a wine of exquisite balance and seductive texture. The beautifully ripe tannins and lively acidity provide the framework for successful aging. The aromatic complexity follows through nicely on the palate: blackberry, raspberry, bacon fat, sage, white pepper, allspice, dark chocolate, and stony minerality. The protracted finish echoes violet-like floral tones with hints of blueberry, espresso and truffles.

Growing Conditions

Source vineyard: SJR Vineyard.


Unfined and unfiltered.


Cold soak 136 hours. Punchdowns 2-3 times/day during fermentation.


Aged sur lie for 14 months in French Oak; Oak profile is 60% new French oak (Troncais) and 40% neutral French oak. Racked once prior to bottling.