The grapes are pressed separately and undergo a fermentation on stainless steel under controlled temperature. First cold and then at a higher temperature. The wine then receives a complete malolactic fermentation on its own yeast. The blend is then made and it continues to mature on a mix of French (90%) and American (10%) oak, 10% new. Garnet red color with deeper purple hues. Ripe nose of plums and black currants in combination with floral notes such as lavender and sage accompanied by a noble touch of vanilla. In the mouth, the fruity character is perfectly supported by ripe and fine tannins that leaves a pleasant structure in the mouth and lets you enjoy it for a while.
This wine comprises grapes sourced from prime sites in Napa, Sonoma, Lake County, Mendocino, Lodi and Paso Robles. The result is a wine of excellent depth and concentration, with a soft mouthfeel, refined balance, and tasty notes of blackberry, tea, and oak spice. Pair this crowd-pleaser with lamb burgers or grilled pork chops. – Vintages panel, Nov. 2019
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