An exotic, bold and rather forward style, with its well-extracted, ripe, spicy blackberry fruit aromas making quite an early statement. Yet, given its generous extract, this wine never looses focus on the keen balance between its assertive fruit flavors, lavish oak components and supporting tannins. Wonderful richness emerges in its long, full finish, where its tannins and freshening acidity bring a tremendous sense of stature and structure to a wine, which (while delicious as a youngster) is well suited for several years of careful cellaring.
100% Maple Vineyard
100% Dry Creek Valley
91% Zinfandel (52% from Tina's Block)
9% Petite Sirah