Floral scent of lilac accompanied by intense black fruit, caramelized oak toast and dark chocolate.
A full-body palate opens on bold tannins that quickly weigh in with concentrated flavors of black cherry, black currant, black raspberry, and black plum. Sweet-toasted oak, moderate acidity and a thin layer of slick mineral graphite balance this muscular wine for sure.
Ample heat is required to tame this beastly grape and Stone Tree Vineyard seldom disappoints. A warm-hot 2017 summer made amends for a cool spring.
100% French (30% new)