Delicate aromas of wild raspberries, citrus blossom, black truffle, mocha and wet stones fill your glass. Concentrated raspberry and sweet cranberry flavors gently coat your palate and finish […]Read More
|Barrel Description||75% new oak, 25% 1 yr.|
|Barrel Aged||20 months|
Delicate aromas of wild raspberries, citrus blossom, black truffle, mocha and wet stones fill your glass. Concentrated raspberry and sweet cranberry flavors gently coat your palate and finish with discreet flavors of spice (cardamom, fennel, thyme and tarragon), cola, truffle and mineral. A long, spicy and dense finish succumbs only to the mouth watering acidity that requires you to take another taste. There is really a great solidity and transparency of this site in every glass. The true persona of this location is very much verbalized in this wine. Crafted to age for a decade or so, but can be enjoyed sooner.
2008 provided very concentrated, flavorful and high quality wines that are vividly expressive of the vineyards in which they were grown, despite being a difficult year for growing. The combination of numerous springtime frosts and cold rains damaged our buds and clusters, thus resulting in a lighter than average year. During the summer, the vines encountered near-perfect fruit ripening weather characterized by warm and sunny days with exceptionally few heat spikes. Very warm August temperatures quickened ripening, beginning a fast and furious harvest. The decreased yields resulted in very concentrated and extremely high quality wines, with brilliant flavor and phenolic ripening. The wines of 2008 express their distinctive sites and qualities in a very intense and focused manner: this is truly a vintage for the cellars, with great ageing potential for years to come.