The wine is rich and intense, with aromas of black cherry, raspberry, and graphite. Flavors of red currant, black cherry, and plum hang on an ample structural backbone.
The blend presents aromas of blackberry, dark plum and notes of dried cherry, blueberry, cinnamon and vanilla. The cherry element continues to the palate, joined by hints of raspberry and toast which leads to a smooth, long finish.
Fruit from three different appellations Potter Valley, Anderson Valley, and Mendocino Ridge was gently crushed (40% whole berries) into open-top fermentors, inoculated with cultured yeasts, punched down twice per day and aged for nine months sur lie with battonage in French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels (21% new).