The cool, foggy Russian River Valley climate allows for slow ripening, enabling grapes to develop full flavor maturation over an extended time. The fruit for our 2008 blend was hand-harvested from select vineyards around the valley and processed using traditional Burgundian techniques: small open-top tank fermentation, hand punch-downs, basket-pressing and French oak barrel ageing.
Enticing red berry fruit aromas blend with rhubarb and cola. Delicate notes of anise and baking spices lace the fruit to unfold a rich palate of black cherries supported by medium-fine-grained tannins. The finish lingers with attractive subtle toasty undertones, fine acid, and excellent balance.