It all starts in the vineyard where our winemaker, Bill Brosseau, works with our growers to balance the vines so they produce rich, flavorful, and nutritionally healthy fruit, without over or under stressing the vines. All of the fruit is carefully hand sorted, and a gravity flow process is used throughout fermentation.
In the cellars, we carefully handle the juice and resulting wine at every step, ensuring maximum varietal and site typicity. Due to the inherent concentration of the Red Wine blend, we age it in barrel for up to 24 months so it can develop at a graceful pace, lending it to maximum complexity and enjoyment for many years to come.
The 2015 vintage is a blend of the following varietals from the Black Ridge and Camel Hill Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains:
48% Cabernet Sauvignon
25% Cabernet Franc
5% Petit Verdot
"Deep purple red hue. Wonderful aromas brimming with cassis, boysenberry, loganberry, ripe cherry, ripe blueberry, and a hint of sage. Upon taste the fruit profile gain concentration and shows more spice notes of sage and anise. Youthful tannins and modest acidity paired with a long lingering finish lend this red blend to age gracefully for many years to come. Enjoy now through 2027."
~Bill Brosseau, Diretor of Winemaking