2014 CUVÉE DE FAMILLE
20 months in 35% new French oak
Startlingly fresh and poignant aromas of blueberry and Morello cherry, with cocoa, cedar and menthol mixed with warm saddle leather. Accompanied by secondary scents of crème de cassis, dried herbs and spice, with hints of toffee and espresso. Robust, full bodied and vibrant on the palate, with luxuriant and abundant fruit flavors of black currant, plum, loganberry, red delicious apple and Bing cherry. Velvety but firm tannins provide ample structure to support the solid core of dark fruits. Layered and balanced, this wine exhibits extraordinary depth and complexity with force and finesse. Elegance is exemplified by the full circle experience of the wine’s character on the finish; going from bold fruit to spice, then earthy notes, and returning back through toasty oak, aromatic herbs, and finally pure fruit essences of hedonistic pleasure. Truly a wine to be savored.
91% Tannat, 9% Petite Sirah