Despite delayed ripening due to an unusually cool 2011 Spring and Summer, late Fall was nearly optimal with warm and dry days.
Warm and dry days in the Fall allowed prolonged hang time, which produced balanced, elegant wines with lower alcohol and higher acidity.
Full-bodied with sophisticated and silky tannins.
NOSE: ripe figs, sandalwood, baking spice
MOUTH: bold black cherry, blackberry, boysenberry, juicy marionberry pie flavors
FOOD & WINE PAIRING: wild mushroom risotto, seared duck with fig sauce, sirloin burgers with gorgonzola crumbles or decadent chocolate-pecan brownies with chocolate ganache