The grapes for this vintage were hand picked and sorted for quality in the
vineyard. the final blend was chosen after numerous tasting sessions. The grapes from the Jardine vineyard contribute dense, dark fruit with great tannin structure. The Creston Valley Vineyard adds touches of minerality, while Huerhuero adds dark color, fresh berry aromas and spicy characteristics. a percentage of Syrah from Cammatta Hills brings flesh and body to the blend. together, they create a wine displaying complexity, structure and balance.
"Glass-staining purple. Exotic perfume of blackberry, blueberry, star anise, violet and musky herbs. Sweet and velvety, offering vivid dark berry flavors accented by floral and cracked pepper qualities. Gains weight and power with air but maintains an energetic personality, finishing with very good clarity and spicy persistence."
International Wine Cellar