The glass greets one like an aromatic garland of cherry, spiced plum, cocoa and thyme that is deftly woven together. Yet wine is a sensory journey. The palate races along with full and robust flavors of dark plums, cedar, cocoa and espresso to an ethereal finish with toffee-like richness. The flavors transition with thrilling vigor due to the bright acidity and full expression of tannins from a grand cru site. ~ David DeSante, winemaker
The Tierra Roja vineyard was named for the rich, red soil that gives the red wines from this region their intense flavor. Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle’s Maya and Joseph Phelp’s Bacchus are just a few of the neighboring vineyards you may know. 225 cases produced.