About This Wine
A blend of the North Coast's finest varieties, this wine has some great caramel oak and mixed berry characters on the nose, juicy raspberry flavors, and full-but-soft and approachable tannins. A quaffable wine that is tasty with Spanish orange and onion salad, or with Vietnamese-style grilled ribs and rice.
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.