This wine weaves luscious notes of blackberry pie, cedar and delicate spice. The ripe dark cherry fruit and bramble berries on the palate lend richness, which is balanced by a touch of anise and cola that brings finesse to the tannins for a smooth finish.
Established in the 1960s from pre-prohibition site – original vine cuttings, the Nova Vineyards is on the benchland of Mount Konocti in Lake County at an altitude of 1,500 feet. The head-trained vines grow in well-drained, deep alluvial volcanic-based soils and have been organically farmed since planting. The crop receives just one watering during the growing season, and is thinned to approximately four tons per acre. These practices encourage the vines to develop smaller berries with complex, more concentrated flavors.