(From 2008 Vintage) Roasted coffee beans and cherry cola aromas. On the palate, bright ripe fruits abound. Sweet plum, cherry and blackberry pie come to mind, layered with vanilla, milk chocolate and rich, velvety tannins.
The vintage was exceptional with a fairly cool summer and then a glorious Indian summer in September, October and November. These conditions led to both a longer than usual hang time and very ripe fruit. Because the fruit ripened so late in the season, the nighttime temperatures were quite low which contributed to high natural acidity at very high sugar levels. It was truly a winemakers dream. Color was very dark from the start and has held nicely. The flavors are deep, complex and very ripe with...