The aromas are perfumed violets, blackberries, dark cherries and cedary spice. The
long, rich palate is finely structured and expresses brambly dark fruit characters and
high toned cherry notes alongside hints of dark cocoa and licorice. All flavors are
pulled together nicely with fine grained tannins.
Dark ruby. Musky, herb-accented aromas of redcurrant and cherry, with a hint of tobacco that builds with air. Taut, focused and gently sweet red fruit flavors show good clarity, with bright acidity adding back end lift. Closes on a tangy note, with good energy and lingering spiciness.
Some people might say we’re busybodies or nosey neighbors although we prefer the Australian term ‘stickybeak’. And being Napa based wine industry folk, it’s hard not to be intrigued about the stunning vineyards and regions that surround us. In fact, as inquisitive vintners it seemed only natural that we’d have a bit of a stickybeak in our own backyard to see what we could find.
With a winemaking mate of ours, Wayne Donaldson (a veteran of... View More