This 2018 vintage has a rich and creamy entry with dense aromas of dark plum, cotton candy, cured meats and black and blue fruits. This wine is nicely balanced with deep mid-palate fruit, fresh acidity and dusty tannins.
Seamless season of heavenly hangtime and phenomenal phenolic development. February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels. Ageability: This is a very age-worthy wine which will continue to improve for the next 5-7 years.