Scents of rose petals, wild berries and pomegranate are layered with intriguing hints of cocoa and baking spice. With a stately crimson hue, flavors of ripe strawberry and dark plum are intertwined with secondary notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and toasted almonds. Overall, a fantastic, food-friendly wine that becomes more rich and luxurious with time in the glass.
The 2018 growing season began cooler than usual for Sonoma County, leading to longer bloom time for grapevines. Moderate summer temperatures with fewer heat spikes than previous vintages allowed for a relaxed pace, excellent development of flavors and retention of natural acidity. A later harvest produced wines with structure, acidity and balance.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with earthy cheeses and cured meats or enjoy alongside wild mushroom risotto, a grilled salmon or lamb skewers with roasted red peppers.