Complex, rich and supple on the finish. The aromas of red currants, blackberry and sage are followed on the palate. T...Read more...
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This comes in a gigantic bottle. An initial flood of quite clearly Cabernet driven aromas quickly tightens up revealing a rather restrained array of black currant, vanilla, mulberry, tobacco and allspice driven aromas. This is tight in the mouth with a pop of mistiness on entry. Powerful and dense, yet elegant and transparent, this is very tight today with fine balance between the oak influence and the reticent fruit which comes off as rather red fruited. The tannins are obvious but nicely polished and dusty with cinnamon and allspice flavors. This really is striking, still too young but it has excellent balance and is not plagued with excessive fruit or concentration that might throw things out of balance in the future. The finish is long if a touch light today, with an almost raspberry freshness on the finale. Very attractive showing the great balance and freshness. 93pts
Each variety was fermented separately in small open top vessels. The Cabernet and Merlot were made using a unique cap irrigation device that brings in oxygen as the free-run wine is being circulated over the cap during the peak of fermentation. This technique ensures the complexing of tannins with the color compounds found in the grapes as well as maximizing proper yeast cell health and viability.
Complex, rich and supple on the finish. The aromas of red currants, blackberry and sage are followed on the palate. This wine is just beginning to open up and will age beautifully for the next 8-10 years if cellared properly.
585 cases produced.
Aged 15 months.
|Alcohol: 14.5%||pH: 3.76|
|Sugar: 0.04 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 5.65 grams per liter|
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