Our initial bottling from ANA vineyard provides aromas of black cherry, plum, dried strawberry, and forest floor. The mid-palate features finely textured tannins, followed by juicy acidity and a long finish. Pair with salmon, or aromatic meat dishes featuring chicken or pork.
The warm, dry summer and fall in 2014 provided plentiful ripe, clean fruit. Hand-harvested grapes are de-stemmed. Both commercial and indigenous yeast are used. The cap is punched down twice daily by hand. After gentle pressing the wine ages 9 months in French oak, 15% new. After natural malolactic fermentation the wine ages 9 more months in neutral oak before bottling.