Bottled unfined and gently filtered, the wine offers pretty aromas of fresh raspberries with hints of red cherry and cinnamon spice. Medium-bodied with flavors of ripe plum, black cherry and sassafras with hints of strawberry and cinnamon emerge on the palate. A core of zesty acidity and smooth, velvety tannins provide structure and depth.
Swan and Calera clones were hand-sorted, cold soaked for five days, fermented with wild yeasts and aged for 11 months in French oak (35% new).
Barbed Oak Vineyard is perfectly situated on 18 acres in Sonoma County’s Bennett Valley appellation. Matanzas Creek runs right alongside our property, and we neighbor the Sonoma Coast, Russian River and Sonoma Valley growing regions. Our grapes benefit from the warm days and cool nights that produce remarkable Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.