The wine is subtle and complex with a nose of blackberries, cedar wood, incense sticks, tar, and fire smoke; on the palate it is velvety, elegant and warm with a clean and dry finish.
Hand-picked on October 9, 2013 with an incredibly low yield of 1.75 tons for the acre block. These vines, planted in a prime location always produce spectacular fruit with highly concentrated flavors leading to elegantly structured wines. Aged for 34 months in 100% French barrels to consolidate the Old World character of this very unique wine that faithfully delivers all the distinct features of the varietal and shows great aging potential.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy with an appetizer plate of aged goat cheese, black olive tapenade, toasted walnuts and roasted garlic – then move on to braised short ribs with earthy vegetables and roast potatoes with rosemary.