It displays a deep ruby-crimson color and opulent, perfumed aromas of raspberries, Bing cherries, black plums, black currants, black roses, mulberry, sweet tobacco, sage, violets and oriental incense. The flavors are ample but deep cored and focused, interlayered with licorice, dark cocoa, black tea and earth. On the back, the wine deepens with sensations of pressed berries, roasted pecans, mocha, kirsch, crème de cassis and ground charcoal, followed by a savory, ripe dryish tannin finish.
Our grapes were hand sorted and mechanically destemmed into a small bin for a 1-3 day cold soak to bring out flavors and color. Yeast and nutrients were then added to start a 7 day fermentation. Then the “free run” wine was pumped into barrels and the remaining skins were gently pressed to extract remaining wine. into the barrels. The wine then went through a malolactic fermentation which softens the wine.
Food Pairing Notes
Lamb kabobs, roasted pork, smoked gouda, mushrooms and wild rice.