"A rich, seductive style. Intense blackberry,
boysenberry and blueberry fruit is
sharply focused, with a nice touch of
oak, but most impressive is the purity
and generosity of the fruit, culminating
in a persistent aftertaste. Drink now
through 2009. —J.L."
The 2001 vintage produced well balanced, concentrated, flavorful fruit with generous yields, despite some extreme temperature fluctuations during the growing season. Weak or stressed vines were affected by a heat spell in the first week of October, but our unpicked vineyards withstood these last Indian summer days and reached optimal ripeness.
The result is a lush, full-bodied wine with aromas of black cherry, huckleberry and rosemary, finishing with sweet oak tannin and ripe fruit flavors.