This red blend is full of dark fruit aromas with baking spice, vanilla, and mocha. The mouthfeel is full and rich on the entry. The soft, fine tannis and balanced acidity lead to a full, lengthy finish.
Vinification Lots were hand-harvested and delivered to the winery. There, they were destemmed and put into stainless steel tanks for fermentation. The fruit was pumped over twice per day to extract maximum color with balanced tannins. After 15–25 days on skins, the grapes were pressed off, keeping any hard press separate.
Aging 18 months in 100% oak barrels, 50% new French
Acidity 5.8 g/L
Residual sugar 0.6 g/L
Japan Wine Challenge 2019 Silver!