Bright nose, with dusty raspberry, sage and thyme, laced
with butterscotch and light-toast coffee bean cues from the
French oak barrels. Flavors of ripe raspberry, red cherry and
baking spices are lifted by the fresh acid backbone. On the
palate, it is focused and medium-bodied, with fine grip from
the seed tannin.
Burning Creek, Bentrock, Rancho La Vina, La Encantada
Blend of several sites, largely from eastern end of AVA.
Vintage: dry, early, large crop. Warm but no heat spikes
10% whole cluster, balance destemmed, no rollers. Cold soaked for 3 days, with 16 days of skin contact.
Aged for 16 months in 20% new French oak barrels.
1324 6-bottle packs