VARIETALS: 50% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc, 19% Petit Verodot
VINTAGE: 2013 was an excellent year with textbook grape growing weather. Spring brought an above-average crop set, necessitating green thinning to keep yields down. Summer weather was ideal, with cool fog in the morning, clearing to hot sunny skies in the early afternoon, followed by temperatures swiftly dropping after sunset. This created temperature swings of up to 40º F, ideal for this Bordeaux-inspired red.
FARMING: Demeter certified biodynamic; rows grassed; hand-harvested - Petit Verdot & Cabernet Franc on 9/27/18, Merlot on 10/8/13
WINEMAKING: Petit Verdot & Cabernet Franc co-fermented, Merlot fermented separately
AGING: 15 months in 30% new Saury American oak; 60% neutral Saury French oak, 10% neutral Hungarian oak
PRODUCTION: 1,380 cases
TASTING NOTES: Dark ruby color. Nose of black cherry with chocolate underpinnings, followed by herbal notes. Medium body and smooth with bright flavors of blackberry, mocha and black cherry, balanced with hints of herbs. Lingering finish with continued flavors of black fruit.