The 2016 vintage in Napa was near-perfect. The growing season started early and saw ideal weather conditions throughout the vintage. The berries were hand harvested at night, carefully sorted and destemmed to tank, where fermentation took place. Then, the wine was racked to 35% new American oak barrels, where it was aged for 18 months prior to bottling.
With layered aromas of fresh red raspberry, blackberry pie and ripe cassis, this deep ruby wine captures the senses with fragrant dried violet, ginger snap, dark cocoa and sweet basil impressions. The palate opens with red cherry, juicy blueberry and red plum fruits that intermingle with hints of cinnamon stick and pie crust. The complex array of flavours lasts through the lingering finish, framed by velvety tannins and echoes of cherry cordial and roasted espresso bean.
Napa Valley, USA