I'm scoring five stars for two reasons. First, this wine was fun to drink. The aroma was so inviting, not floral, more like one specific flower, a violet per se. The taste was like having a dark chocolate covered cherry melt in my mouth. The texture was silky, magnificent even. The second reason for the five stars, the price. At the current price, this is a steal.
Wine is outstanding..extremely smooth on the finish...
Wine Maker Notes
The fruit is harvested at optimal ripeness when the color, flavors, acids, and tannins are all in balance. The fruit is crushed, destemmed, and cold-soaked for three days to allow juice/skin contact before fermentation. This process yields a deep color, rich texture, and more concentrated fruit flavors in the final wine. As fermentation begins, the temperature is kept at 85–90°F and is pressed when the tannins are soft, supple, and well-integrated. After pressing, the wines are racked several times and go through complete malolactic fermentation.