2007 was an incredible vintage with a perfect ripeness of the grapes achieved. Super rich aromas of red and blackfruits, toasted fennel seeds and savory herbs. Delicious flavors of ripe black cherry, mountain berries, with a touch of toasty vanilla spice. This wine would go beautifully with seared elk, bison or lamb loin topped with a wild Montana huckleberry demi-glace or rosemary-fennel marinated lamb kabobs.
69% Merlot, Stillwater Creek Vineyard
23% Cabernet Sauvignon, Stillwater Creek Vineyard
3% Cabernet Franc, Stillwater Creek Vineyard
3% Malbec, McClellan Estate Vineyard
2% Petit Verdot, McClellan Estate Vineyard
TA 0.61 g/100mL
Alcohol 14.2% By Volume
Small open top stainless steel tanks. The cap was gently punched down by hand three times per day. After gently pressing the young wine was transferred to barrels to complete fermentation.
20 months in small oak barrels
60% New Allier and Troncais French oak
CASES PRODUCED: 632 cases
June 11, 2009
October 1, 2010