The aromas of smoked Bing cherry, fresh plum, and tobacco are rich but delicate, and perfectly developed. The palate strikes a fine balance of intensity and silky elegance, with a softly lingering finish that defies its tannic nature. Notes of raspberry and black currant are underlined by earthier flavors of dried bay leaf, vanilla, and cedar, which are a product of this varietal’s cool growing location. Perfectly balanced with delicate acidity, this wine is a delight to drink now and for the next few years.
|Grape Variety:||95% Tempranillo; 5% Cinsaut|
|Appellation:||El Dorado AVA|
|Vines:||Planted 2014. 0.94 acres of FPS 03 on 420a and 1.21 acres of Entav 770 on 420a.|
|Elevation & Site:||2,200 feet. Planted on north and east-facing slopes at the coolest part of the vineyard. Rocky, quartz soils.|
|Cellaring:||18 months in 40% new French oak, 10% new American oak|
|Bottling Date:||Aug 3, 2019|
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