The 2012 growing season was ideal due to the mild spring that led to great fruit set, followed by a cool summer and dry fall that allowed the fruit to hang long and ripen. These conditions contributed to slowly developing the flavors of the berries into the perfect intensity.
The wine was aged on the lees for 13 months in 30% new French oak and 70% neutral French oak. This great vintage reflects in the wine with rich flavors and elegant acidity with concentrated flavors of red cherry, cola and raspberry jam. Fleshy and full-bodied, the finish is lingering and delicious.