Truly a valley-wide blend, with grapes from cobble, hillside and terrace microclimates: Seven Hills, Morrison, Dwelley and Double River Ranch vineyards. As with all our wines, the grapes were hand-picked; harvest weather was dry and moderately warm.
The aroma is of pine, gamey characters and black cherry. Smoky Syrah notes dominate the palate, with ripe red fruits, orange peel, pepper and vanilla accents. There's great integration on an open structure with brightness and youth setting the stage for beautiful evolution in the bottle. Bottled in April after aging in our cellar for 18 months in primarily French oak, about 35% new