Stunningly ripe and concentrated berry fruit including ripe black cherry fruit, hints of licorice, violets, and spice. The flavors on the palate are intense and long-lasting with soft tannins leading to a clean finish.
2014 was the first vintage with Michel Rolland on board. We tried a new technique or two but basically the most important philosophy (as always) was to pick at full physiological maturity. So expect a lot of tannins, lots of ripe fruit and very long aftertaste. We added back 6% press juice (ultra-concentrated) to achieve the desired mouth feel. The wine was bottled on 19 November 2015. Released late September 2016.