The 2013 California growing season was dry, starting in early spring and extending throughout summer. The typical winds coming off Monterey Bay and going into the Salinas Valley brought wet, foggy nights in the 50s, but the days were a little hotter than normal. Harvest started almost a month earlier than average, but extended all the way through November. The flavor development and lack of pressure to pick made for some very expressive and balanced wines.
The wines were aged in oak for 18 months and then carefully blended to bring out the true character of the varietal.
Classic aromas of blackberry, cherry, and cassis are wrapped in toasted caramel and soft, mouthfilling tannins. It’s elegant and supple.
A fun start or end to any meal or friendly gathering. Enjoy with grilled flank steak, BBQ ribs, or vegetable kebabs.