|Harvest Date||October 14, 2010|
|Aging||18 months in French, American and Hungarian oak; 30% new oak|
|Ageability||3 - 7 years|
|Fermentation||Average 28 days at 82 F°; pumped over twice daily.|
At first swirl, this wine presents a deep purple, nearly opaque color. Vibrant aromas follow with black cherry, chocolate, cocoa, and toasty nuances. On the palate, the flavors shine with a rich complexity that is supple and harmonious. Black raspberry and black currant fruit support a silky tannin structure, co-mingling with vibrant cherry and vanilla oak characters. The finish is restrained and elegant, supporting the fruit and leading to a lingering finish that dances away across the palate.