It is inspired by the classic red wines from Bordeaux, a blend of 43% Malbec – 30% Cabernet Franc – 15% Cabernet Sauvignon – 12% Merlot. Grapes grown in several different vineyards in Yuba and Kelseyville and harvested between the 10th of September and the 14th of October 2014. Aged for 14 months in new French oak barrels from the forests of Limousin – Allier and Vosges in France. Unfiltered and untreated, we bottled 550 cases.
It has a deep opaque red color and on the nose you can smell a mix of cinnamon, vanilla, white pepper, anise and ripe strawberry. In the mouth a light saltiness, with a sustained acidity, a medium volume and a coating yet persistent tannin structure.