A blend of six vineyards, Black Walnut (9 years), Louis Vineyard (8 years), Gemini (21 years), Barron-Wahl (10 years), JKC Estate (4 years), Anderson Family (22 years)
A mix of volcanic soils from the different sites.
Small-lot wild yeast fermentations in open-top stainless steel tanks. Limited pre-ferment maceration, followed by minimal, but targeted temperature and punchdown intervention
100% barrel aged for 17 months in French oak: 11% new, 13% one year, 2% two year, 74% older
Vivid red. Spice-accented cherry pit and blackberry scents are sharpened by a suggestion of white pepper. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry, dark berry and succulent herb flavors that turn sweeter on the back half. Dusty tannins add grip to the long, spicy finish, which leaves a hint of cherry pit behind. This is pretty serious stuff for an entry-level bottling.
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