About This Wine
Classic aromas of blackberry, cherry, and dry herb notes are wrapped by toasted vanilla and soft, mouth-filling tannins. It's elegant and supple. A fun start or end to any meal or gathering. Also enjoyed with grilled rack of lamb or rich lentil salad.
The 2012 growing season saw moderate temperatures with above-average sunlight exposure on the North Coast. Weather conditions during bloom promoted a strong set and larger-than-average crop. Given this large crop and moderate temperatures, it took a long time for the fruit to ripen, resulting in flavor development racing ahead of sugars—ideal for flavorful, well-balanced wines. The late rain at the end of the harvest urged us to move quickly on picking the remainder of the fruit. Overall, the wines from the 2012 vintage show excellent color extraction, intense varietal aromatics, and great concentration. By all accounts, it was a very strong vintage for wine quality.
Bronze Medal - Sunset Magazine's 2015 International Wine Competition