Color: Ruby hue with a bright edge
Aroma: The aromas in this vintage jump from the glass with elegance and finesse. Big, bright raspberry and sour cherry interlace with gently lifted aromas of violets and savory notes of gingerbread, sage, and fire toasted oak. Subtle notes of smoke complete the aromatics.
Flavor: Bright notes of sour cherry and cranberry are framed with hints of toasted bread and smoke. Ginger and earthy notes of sage follow up on the mid-palate. Nicely structured with firm acidity, red raspberry and notes of cocoa and toasty oak linger on the finish.
Carneros (60%): Fruit from this cool region gives focus, balance, structure, and purity, with notes of red cherry and dried flowers.
Russian River Valley (30%): The slightly warmer Russian River Valley offers concentration, richness, texture, generosity, and spice highlighted by plum and black cherry fruit.
Sonoma Coast (10%): Coastal vineyards deliver depth, acidity, and concentration with raspberry and cranberry fruit.