All of the fruit is hand harvested and quickly delivered to the winery. The
grapes are de-stemmed and gently crushed to tanks for fermentation.
Temperatures peak at 87-90º F. Fermentation lasts about seven days and
the grapes are on the skins for an additional 10 days. After pressing, the
wine is placed into American and French oak barrels with about 20% of the
barrels new, aging for only 8 months. Dark fruit character, bright plums,
pepper, good balance and firm structure, yet soft tannins sum up this wine.
Hints of oak on the finish leave you longing for more.
Produced by Jed Steele, this wine continues to receive "Best Buy Awards.” Fresh plum and raspberry from flavors with moderate tannins. Great with grilled dishes.