The 2007 GEMSTONE could be the finest wine we have ever bottled. The 2007 season had very consistent temperatures, allowing our fruit to ripen at a very steady pace and making for ideal flavor development. Conditions like these allow us to be very selective and to pick at exactly the desired level of maturity. Our fruit was harvested in late September and early October, and after 20 months aging in 70% new French oak, the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. The 2007 Gemstone exhibits a profound garnet color in the glass. On the nose, the wine reveals a complex bouquet of ripe blue and black fruits layered with crushed stones, exotic spice, and elegant oak; Soft and extremely rich in the mouth; it has a full body with great purity and perfect texture, soft sweet tannins and sex appeal. The wine's depth and complexity suggest a very long aging potential.