With the color and clarity of a beautiful Pinot Noir, this wine has an earthy aroma of pencil lead, vanilla, strawberry and cream soda. The palate has a nice touch of acid with flavors of granite, slate, anise & spiced chai. As the wine opens, you get fresh raspberries and just a hint of cocoa.
Blend: 81% Lake County Grenache; 14% Sonoma County Carignan; 5% Napa Valley Syrah
Oak Treatment: 50% new American oak on the carignan and 30% new French oak on the grenache and syrah
Sugar: 24.0 - 25.0 degrees brix
Production: 292 cases and 60 1.5L magnums
Acidity: TA = 6.40 g/l; PH = 3.55