#15 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011
Plum, cherry, floral and slightly herbaceous with an earthy essence and cured meat notes. This wine evokes elegance and balance. The word 'pretty' comes to mind, hence the French translation of "pretty mouth:" Jolie Bouche.
We make this wine with indigenous yeast and malolactic cultures to showcase the identity of the wine through the unique place and time of the fruit's growth.
"Focused, sharply defined and beautifully expressive, this packs an enormous range of red berry, pomegranate, tomato leaf and roasted beet flavors into a taut, savory jet of deliciousness. Stylish, balanced and raucous all at the same time. Drink now through 2018. 385 cases made."
"Inky black, thick and juicy with a mélange of berry flavors. Laced around the voluptuous fruit are threads of dark chocolate, and the wine seamlessly moves into a finish with even darker notes of toast, char and coffee grounds. For all of its power, it keeps the alcohol in the mid-14% range, with no burn at all."