A ripe Vintage of Frederick focusing on black summer fruit and candied flavors. Tannins are juicy and seamless. Finish on Herbal notes.
The 2018 vintage at Spring Valley was extremely compressed over a 4 week period. The winter was somewhat warm compared to 2017. Spring was very wet and summer was very hot and dry contributing to low yields. Occasional fires in surrounding areas filtered the sunlight and delayed Harvest. The first pick was on September 5 and the last pick was on October 8.
The wine is transferred by pump into barrels for secondary fermentation. Aged 19 months in French oak, 40% new.