Sourced from our Oakville estate in Napa Valley, reveals vibrant blackberry, blueberry and plum character accented with hints of caramel, milk chocolate and anis. A unique creamy richness on the palate evokes berry pies. This is a bold wine, with lovely concentration supported by full, soft tannins over the lingering finish. Try with rack of lamb, roasted vegetables, or hearty beef stew.
After we crushed and de-stemmed the fruit, we fermented it in stainless steel tanks and pressed the juice from its skins with a traditional basket press. The wine completed malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels (100% new), where it aged for 24 months, softening tannins and developing rich complexity. After bottling with minimal filtration, the wine was allowed to mature in bottle for another year and a half prior to release. The wine should continue to age well for some time, given its firm tannin structure.