A cocktail of grenadine and orange liqueur garnished with an olive provide aromatic depth on the nose.
The nose is contrasted by a palate of everything dried: figs, herbs, cranberries, and prunes. Bright acid, tannins, and elevated alcohol carry the finish.
Estate Vineyard Block: CF1 & CF2
January 3, 2018
September 13, 2018
Yeast: Rhone 2226
Cold Soak: No
Fermentation Duration: 18 days
Malolactic Fermentation: No
Additional Notes: Grapes dried on vine 2 months after traditional harvest; fruit was whole cluster foot pressed; wine rested in barrels for 8 months
Total Acid: 6.6 g/L
Residual Sugar: 0.6%
1 2nd-use oak French barrel and 1 3rd-use oak French barrel