2013 marked the beginning of our drought years. It was a hot, ripe growing year with a substantial quality crop. The wines are concentrated and intense. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot. A classic Cab/Merlot Bordeaux style blend from our 25 year old estate vineyard located on the hillside behind the winery. Pleasant aromas of oak, currants, fresh sweet herbs and creme brulee with tastes of fresh boysenberries and subtle vanilla. A mouthfeel of young tannins with a spicy traditional Cabernet Bordeaux palate of with long lasting structure and cherry cola flavors.
It was made by destemming to ½ ton bins and fermenting for 9 days and pressed to barrels where it was aged for 20 months in new and neutral French oak. Best to enjoy from 2017 to 2025.
Bottled April, 2015
T.A. 6.6 g/L