The aromas of black currant, blueberry cheesecake, & cola nut are rich but perfectly developed. Earthy notes of toasted oak, aromatic Christmas spice, & chocolate covered espresso bean add depth & complexity. The palate is the epitome of power, with a framework of integrated, dusty tannins that drive through the never-ending finish. Notes of blackberry jam, rhubarb, Amarena cherry, & sarsaparilla are underlined by flavors of roasted walnut, black tea, & savory herbs which are a product of this varietal’s cool growing location. This wine is an absolute stunner and will continue to evolve & mature in the cellar for up to 10 years. Decant for 45 minutes to unlock this wine’s exceptional bold elegance.
|Grape Variety:||94% Tempranillo, 6% Grenache|
|Appellation:||El Dorado AVA|
|Elevation & Site:||2,200 feet. Planted on north and east-facing slopes at the coolest part of the vineyard in rocky, quartz soils.|
|Cellaring:||18 months in 40% new French oak, 10% new American oak, 50% neutral French oak|
|Bottling Date:||June 2022|
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