This is a small seven-acre vineyard located in the 'True Sonoma Coast' in a highly coveted area known as the ‘golden triangle'. This vineyard, planted on a rocky outcropping, sits on a small bench approximately 935 feet elevation approximately 2.4 miles from the Pacific Ocean on a steep south slope. This 2009 vintage is our fifth release from this vineyard site and continues to impress. This is a pedigreed site with excellent farming and a strong commitment from the owners who give great care and attention to their land.
This wine has a wonderful expression of soil. The aromatics are intensely floral, spicy with layers and layers of rich red fruit. Deep red fruit notes on the nose with black cherry, boysenberry, anise, sweet earth and plum. The flavors are rich yet restrained with mouth coating tannins that hover and then cascade into a long finish with soft fruits and floral tones with a very evident mineral backing.
Only 180 cases produced.
"Vivid ruby-red. Exotically perfumed aromas of red berry preserves, potpourri and musky herbs, with a subtle cola quality in the background. Fleshy and smooth on entry, then tangy and incisive in the mid-palate, offering bright red and dark berry flavors and notes of violet and licorice pastille. Finishes on a sweet note of black raspberry, with silky tannins adding shape and grip. Give this some air if you insist on opening one any time soon. "
International Wine Cellar