Aromatics of cassis and exotic spice with a hint of anise. Early season blackberry and dark cherry coat the palate and tingle with striking acidity. Finishing with hints of cigar box, dusty summer cedar and cola.
10 months in 38% new French oak, 23% one year-old French oak, 23% two year-old French oak , and 16% neutral French oak
Finished TA: 6.0 g/L
Finished pH: 3.70
Finished Alcohol: 14.1%
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Ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry, cherry cola, candied licorice and mocha take on a suave floral element in the glass. Sweet and broad on the palate, offering intense dark berry and violet pastille flavors sweetened by a building note of vanilla. The cola and vanilla notes come back steadily on a very long, penetrating finish that's framed and given grip by smooth, harmonious tannins. For a rich wine, there's quite good energy here. - Josh Raynolds, Vinous 93 Points
Directly adjoining the famed Shea Vineyard, these grapes bring comparable quality. This is young, grapy and aromatic, with primary aromas focused on black-cherry fruit. There are streaks of licorice and cola, leading into a long, lemony, tobacco-laced finish. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 92 Points