This full and round bright-red wine with crimson hues give way to a subtle sweetness on the palate. The criminally intense vanilla aromatics are balanced with ripe raspberry and plum fruits. The vanilla aromatics carry through on the palate and complement subtle flavors of raspberries, dark plums and chocolate. Red berry fruit and plush tannins provide a lingering finish perfect for any evening.
A warm, dry spring resulted in slightly reduced yields, however the vines adapted well. Rains in January caused little damage and provided much-needed water following a dry start to the season. The following cool, dry February weather, and warm conditions in early March, created ideal conditions for steady, even ripening. Overall, 2018 was considered an exceptional vintage producing wines full of flavour, balanced with natural acidity and ripe tannins.
- Maturation: 100% American Oak
- pH: 3.55
- Acidity: 6.6g/L
- Alcohol: 13.5% w/v
- Sugar: 9.0 g/L