This blend has depth, balance and big flavors. The nose evokes black cherry pie, tar, licorice, black olives, vanilla, pencil shavings, and notes of chocolate. On the palate, it bursts with fresh blackberries, mixed berry cobbler, toasted walnuts, and chocolate-covered cherries. This wine has great texture that ultimately finishes with round, silky smooth tannins.
For the 2018 vintage, bud break began in late March to early April, leading to a Spring that was mild and dry. Flowering proved to be long and gave way to a healthy set of uniform grape clusters. Summer was also quite warm and long, leading to a cooling eect near the end of the season and into Fall.
Each grape varietal was fermented and aged as separate lots in French and American oak barrels. Winemaker Jason Moulton tasted through each lot and put the nal blend together after aging 18 months. e lion’s share of the wine is Cabernet Sauvignon with equal, lesser percentages of Merlot and Syrah, and a small amount of Zinfandel. is wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Pairs well with beef, lamb, veal, and poultry dishes.