This wine offers a fantastic blend of traditional Old World notes and vibrant California fruit. Fresh
aromas of black cherry, tamarind, and serrano pepper are complimented by an earthy minerality that
compares to concrete in a summer rain. Extended aging in neutral oak allows the gentle character and
strong structure of the fruit to come into balance, forming flavors of raspberry and ripe strawberry up
front with firm, but subtle tannins that bring a slightly sandy texture on the midpalate. This vintage
comes to a smooth finish leaving a warm array of spicy fruit flavors.