(From 2010 Vintage) This is a dense wine with loads of black fruit at its core. Toasty French oak beautifully balances the well-focused aromas and flavors of blackberry and black cherry. Ripe, velvety tannins coat the mouth and mellow into a velvety, lingering finish.
This lovely bottling has bright, forthcoming and seductively rich aromas of Crenshaw melon, Meyer lemon, yellow peach and kiwi. It is both plush and zesty, and just as fruity on the palate, with dry peach, preserved lemon, Crenshaw melon and nut husk flavors that jump out at the finish. Really delicious on its own, this one will be terrific with pork or chicken in a cream sauce and might be even better with fish baked in parchment with fresh herbs.