Separate lot vinification and aging for the first year after vintage yields mature blending components that exhibit distinction. We delight in constructing the layers of this blend starting with a base of opulent Zinfandel and weaving in dimension from complimentary varieties. The final assemblage is aged in French oak to integrate the component wines and elevate notes of exotic baking spices.
Saturated garnet in color with a nose of bramble berries and briar fruit scented with star anise and vanilla. Luscious and generous on the palate with opulent red and black fruit ranging from red currant to boysenberry accented by creamy vanilla and exotic spice. Full-bodied and smooth on the palate with pleasing tannins and a finish that is harmonious yet firm. Integrated and alluring showing the briar notes of Zinfandel, the floral violet nuance of Malbec the density and peppery spice of Petite Sirah, and the earthy meatiness of Syrah.