2008 proved to be sensational for this wine. Rich, ripe, focused with black cherry, plum, berry and savory notes on the nose. Dark fruit, earth and spice flavors are mouth coating with excellent balance. The finish reveals notes of dark cocoa and sweet barrel spice.
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, Stillwater Creek Vineyard
TA 0.55 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: 521 cases
June 9, 2010
October 1, 2011