This wine is big bodied with good tannic structure and giant flavors of cherries, vanilla, and dark roast coffee.
Our vineyards in the warm growing region of Contra Costa County provide about 95% of the grapes for this dark red blend. Vines planted in sandy-soil and limited rainfall produce grapes of great flavor intensity and dark color.
The individual lots of grapes were harvested separately according to ripeness and balance of acidity. The grapes underwent total destemming and a very gentle crushing to ensure a large proportion of whole berries in the must. Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel with native yeasts at controlled temperatures. The grapes were pressed at dryness then settled for ten days and racked to 30% new French oak with a dark toast level for eight months.