This medium-bodied red offers aromas of redfruit, violets, pepper, chocolate and spice. Long-fined, grained tannins are featured on the nicely balanced and juicy finish.
The grapes are predominately clone 174 with small portions of clone 470, harvested from four hillside parcels planted ongranite over well-draining clay soils. The grapes were cold soaked and fermented in 6 ton open-top fermentors with punchdowns and pump overs. The wine aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.