The Descendant is a single vineyard Shiraz-Viognier which, as the name implies, is a direct descendant of RunRig.
The Descendant vineyard Shiraz expresses tar and black olive, offset wonderfully by the jasmine and apricot aromatics of Viognier.
From the cuttings taken from old vines used to plant the vineyard, and the viognier skins the shiraz was crushed onto, to the barrels it was matured in, this wine is directly descended from RunRig.
Dark garnet in color, this wine has a nose of cool cassis and blackberry aromas with a gorgeous white flower note over the top. On the palate the wine is smooth and silky with a bright cassis and lightly peachy quality that is backed up by a wall of burly tannin and woody-briary flavors that sits at the side and front of the mouth. Aromatic peach and white flowers float through the finish. Excellent, but this wine needs a year or two to come together a little better.
(92% Shiraz/8% Viognier). The vineyard is planted with cuttings from the RunRig vineyards. The Shiraz is crushed on top of the Viognier from the same vineyard, which has been lightly pressed for blending with the Shiraz.