This handcrafted wine has rich aromas of cranberry, cherry, and dark plum, with notes of spicy oak. The palate has an elegant mouthfeel, balanced acidity and a smooth, long-lasting finish.
Wine Color: Red
Varietals: 95% Pinot Noir, 5% Petite Sirah
Appellation: Arroyo Seco, Monterey
Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
The Pinot Noir was grown in the Riva and Doud 2 vineyard blocks. The Petite Sirah was grown in the Eastern Hills of the Livermore Valley.
The wine was fermented in small 1-ton bins and punched down by hand twice daily.
The wine was aged for 16 months in French, American, Eastern European, and neutral oak barrels.