“The dark ruby red of this wine is matched by intense aromas of juicy black fruit, fresh wild flowers, and hints of spicy cola, tangerine peel and dark chocolate. On the palate, concentrated notes of ripe black cherry and fig are met with a reassuring grip of slate. Opulent and sophisticated, fresh and vivacious, the mouth-feel showcases bright acidity and generous, velvety tannins. The wine’s long-lasting finish and big personality promise excellent aging potential.” – Kale Anderson, Director of Winemaking March 2014
100% Pinot Noir
Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel, October 2014
Rich and focused with black cherry, spice and toasty sweet oak; juicy and smooth, seamless and elegant; long and balanced.
Santé, October 2014
Aromas of ripe blackberry, blueberry, cola, and peppery spice, with a touch of licorice and dark chocolate. Full on the palate, with cooked black cherry, red currant, and pomegranate, over spicy oak and a touch of earthiness. Balanced, rich finish.
- Bibina Gonzalez Rave
- September 22 to October 6, 2012
- August 13, 2013
- March 1, 2014
The grapes were hand-picked and hand-sorted, and a portion reserved for whole-cluster fermentation before de-stemming. Five to seven days of cold maceration were followed by more than two weeks of 100% native yeast fermentation. The fruit was then gently pressed, reserving only free-run juice for this wine which was aged in French oak barrels (57% new) for 11 months.