This barrel selection of Cristina displays the classic intense aromas of raspberry and blackberry, orange blossom, clove, and a trace of forest floor. The palate is rich and mouthwatering, with silky tannins and great depth. It is a delightful wine to drink right now, but it will develop and gain complexity with age, at least for another 20 years.
Wine Maker Notes
Named after my daughter, Cristina, this wine is a special selection of 16 barrels from a unique blend of our Pinot Noir clones that we feel best represent the terroir, or personality, of the Don Miguel Vineyard and show the most potential for aging.