Tasting Note: Deep garnet in your glass, you are greeted with notes of black currant, violets, italian plum and hints of umami on the nose. From the first sip, you find notes of black cherries, blueberries, dried figs, baking spices and cacao nibs. Your palate will delight in the bright, rich, palate coating texture of the Chronology.
Food Matching: Cassoulet or BBQ short ribs.
Grape variety: 34% Petite Sirah, 21% Syrah, 15% Merlot, 8% Grenache, 8% Malbec, 4% Carignane, 4% Mourvedre, 3% Mission, 3% Petit Verdot.
Climate: Emanicipation liberates itself to indulge in California's treasury of coastal appellations, where plentiful sunshine brings fruit to perfect ripeness over cool and lengthy growing seasons.
Geology: Coastal California is known for diversity in soil, ranging from heavy clay that slows ripening, to steep slopes with thin top soil and low vigor bringing high ripeness.
Harvest: Both manual and machine.
Vinification: Closed top tank fermentations that underwent macerations averaging 14 days, some lots aging in tank, some in barrel.
Ageing: Stainless steel and barrel aged.
Residual sugar: 7.9g/l.