Deep rich purple in color, the nose shows dark fruits and some Asian barrel spice. The velvety entry is rich and explosive, showing dark, sweet blueberry, plum and black raspberry. The finish is long, mouthwatering and lingering. The deep and balanced tannins enable this wine to go with food, but it is lovely to drink on its own!
Balanced and complex, this wine is drinkable now, but should age nicely for another 15 or more years.
A Pinot Lover’s Cabernet – showing ample fruit and body. It will make an excellent Thanksgiving accompaniment as it will not overpower Turkey and all the other yummy Thanksgiving Fixins!
Clone: No clone, Monte Rosso field selection
Inoculated with MT yeast and EnoFerm Alpha for malolactic fermentation
Cooperage: 100% French, 75% new. 21 months in barrel.
TA 6.5 g/L
Produced 224 cases
Released September 2018
The famed Monte Rosso Vineyard’s 250 acres are located 1300’ above sea level on the southwest side of the Mayacamas Range. The vineyard historically produces wines with high acid, due to the volcanic influence and the minerally Red Hill Loam soil.