The color is a deep, rich ruby-garnet. With forward spicy sweet oak, there are layers of flavor composed of blackberry, black cherry, raspberry, dark plum, dark chocolate and spices such as cinnamon, clove and vanilla. The entry and finish are very smooth with integrated fruit resembling black cherry and Santa Rosa plum. The velvety texture coupled with the richness of flavor provides a profile that delivers from initial sip, one that continues on the palate for a very long finish.
||September 26 - October 25
Red Barn Ranch - Rutherford (25.7%)
Lower Cardinale Vineyard - Oakville (22.2%)
Keyes - Howell Mountain (8.8%)
Coombsville - East Napa City (8.7%)
Barrels: French and American Oak, 25% new
Cooperage: World Cooperage
Aged in Barrels: 14 months
After a five day cold soak, the fermentation was in stainless steel fermenters at 75°-86° for 10-28 days with skin contact, averaging 21.5 days.
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