Enticing aromas of coco nibs, red currant and wild raspberry lead to flavors of cherry and blackberry on the palate. The wine is well-balanced with moderate acidity that will provide for many years of aging.
2013 was the driest growing season of California’s historic 4-year drought with less than 9” of rain for the entire year. While the weather was quite dry it was also very mild with just two days of 100-degree weather in late June. The extremely dry conditions made for very small berries with a high skin to juice ratio concentrating the fruit. This combined with warm, but not hot, days and cool nights allowed the vines to slowly ripen the grapes to full flavor over the course of the entire summer.