Intense, ruby red in color. On the nose, aromas of rose petal, ripe wild strawberry, forest floor, truffle, and crushed wet rock open to a middle palate of dried herbs, red cherry, pomegranate, and exotic spice. Silky, youthful-tannins lead to a long seductive finish that remains persistent as it fades to notes of pomegranate, rhubarb and the hillside of this coastal site.
Clone: 25% 667, 25% Pommard, 50% Calera
50% whole cluster • Native fermentations relying on the wild native yeasts from the site • 17 day extended maceration • Gently pressed into neutral François-Frere barrels • Racked once for final blend before bottling • Bottled without fining or filtration • 98 cases produced • 13.1% Alcohol