|Drinking Start Year||2009|
|Drinking End Year||2015|
Youthful, vibrant red and blackberry aromatics combine with cracked black pepper on the nose, while the palate has a crunchy, appetizing cherry character. This concentrated, fruity core is allied with violets, toasted almonds, and spice. Refreshingly vigorous, mouthwatering acidity, and soft tannins, lead to a sustained peppery strawberry / balsamic finish. Best served slightly chilled.
2007 will be recorded by most as excellent though it is important to remember that not all grape varieties benefit from a hot, long, growing season. Bud-break was frost-free and flowering occurred under ideal calm. The summer and fall were seasonably warm and dry allowing for clean fruit and above average ripeness levels.