44% Zinfandel, 22% Petite Sirah, 14% Syrah, 12% Grenache, 5% Carignane, 2% Mourvèdre, 1% Viognier
Sourced from Sonoma, Paso Robles and Amador County where the vine- yard soils are loamy-clay, skeletal and very rocky.
Aged for 14 months in a 600 gallon concrete tank and neutral oak resulting in a deep black cherry color with aromas that are briary, jammy blackberry, and black cherry, roasted herbs de Provence, salted black licorice and a mix of freshly cracked black- red-white pepper. This is one loaded glass of wine that’s flavors echo its aromas. Deep, mysteri- ous and full bodied from the front palate to the lengthy finish.
Opens with a burst of ripe black raspberry fruit followed by expressive layers of smoky anise, espresso and licorice flavors that build toward polished tannins.
–91 Pts, Wine Spectator
503 cases produced