The decision to blend is always designed to maximize the effects of the components. Luckily this vintage gave us 10 interesting wines from five outstanding vineyards. We knew they would marry over time to form this deep rich wine with herbs and spices reflecting their varietal history and site. Dark berries and cherries overlaid with a dash of the French countryside on a dew drop morning with soft tannins creating an enjoyable lingering finish.
- Bottled 8/4/18
- 275 cases produced
- Alcohol 14.6%
57% Cabernet Sauvignon (34% StoneTree Vineyard, 8% Dineen Vineyard, 8% Arianses Vineyard, 4% Heart of the Hill Vineyard, 3% Ciel du Cheval)
17% Cabernet Franc (Dineen Vineyard)
17% Petit Verdot (Stone Tree Vineyard)
7% Merlot (4% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, 3% Arianses Vineyard)
2% Malbec (Heart of the Hill Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged 22 months Export-style barrels, 8% once used French oak from Quintessence and 15% once used American oak from Canton Cooperage, the balance in seasoned French oak from Darnajou, Demptos, de Jarnac, Ton. Vernou, and seasoned American oak from Canton.