The first sensations, those of vanilla and sweet paprika, are fully integrated with notes of berry fruit and hints of Mediterranean herbs and lavender. On the palate, the wine is both structured and silky in texture. The finish, balanced and persistent, offers notes of chocolate, blueberries and licorice.
- Blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon with a small percentage of Carménère
- Approximately 16 months in 60 gallon French oak barrels.
- The must descended by gravity flow into conical stainless steel tanks where it then fermented. The period of skin contact lasted 20 days at a temperature held to 82° Fahrenheit.
- The malolactic fermentation took place in small oak barrels.