Dark cherry and plum aromas lead to a lush fruit palate with rich, well-integrated tannins.
94% Merlot - 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
Santa Ynez Valley
The wine was aged for 14 months in 2 to 4 year old French oak barrels.
Crushed into small open top fermenters and cold-soaked for two days, the must was inoculated and fermented on the skins for two weeks to develop full rich flavor and structure.
Our estate vineyard is located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. The mild climate tempered by foggy mornings, combined with the long growing season, allows our grapes to fully develop structure and complexity while retaining fresh and bright fruit flavors.
Color is a deep ruby with aromas of dark cherry and plum, with overtones of cocoa and vanilla. The palate is a lush mouthfeel, smoothly integrated tannins, long fruit finish.
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs with braised pork belly, brie, and hanger steak with chimichurri.