Warm cranberry, pomegranate and red currant aromas with hints of violets, damp earth and Ceylon tea merge with red berry and earth flavors. The savory finish features fine grained tannins and refreshing acidity.
Old vine clones 10/5, 5, Abel and younger Dijon clones 777, 667,115, 113 were hand-picked from Neudorf Home Block and Pomona Vineyards. The fruit was destemmed and cold macerated prior to fermentation on its skins in small batch fermentors. Following an extended maceration, the wine aged for 12 months in French oak barrels (29% new) and was bottled without fining or filtration.