Vineyard Notes: Sustainably farmed, cool climate site, southern exposure, clay loam soils. Early budbreak, one of the longest “sets” on record (28 days +), warm summer with a few heat spikes, small crop of a bit over 2 tons to the acre. Mostly clone 777 with a bit of a heritage clone for good measure. We harvested the fruit on September 5th.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Aged for 16 months in 35% new French oak barrels, sur lees. Cherry red in color. Big, bright nose of bing cherry, red currants, forest floor, mushroom, and Asian spice. Secondary notes of rhubarb pie, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, and tea. Medium bodied flavors of red plum, bing cherry and baker’s chocolate. Finishes super long with notes of orange pekoe tea and a hint of tobacco.
Cases Produced: 231