The 2021 Andronicus is a fresh and vivacious wine that embodies the spirit of a classic “Bordeaux Blend.” The wine is ruby in color with charming aromas of dark cherry, plum, coffee, bouquet garni and allspice. Round and full-on entry the wine glides through the palate on tannins that are tactile and fine grained. Spiced cherry, savory roast and herbs lead to a juicy finish with red fruit and spice notes. Enjoy now through 2029.
Late season rains and cool temperatures meant for a slightly later Spring with bud break occurring in the third week of March. Even weather throughout the Spring allowed the soils to dry out and flowering to occur unabated with balanced berry set happening across all varieties. June and July provided ideal weather to help the vines catch up a bit and proceed into veraison in early August. The heat of late Summer allowed the vineyards to develop deep flavors with rich color in the red varieties. The mid-September harvest dates allowed the fruit to be expressive, concentrated and retain its natural acidity, yet softened tannins ideally for building a bold yet integrated wine. Blend: 42% Cabernet Sauvignon 16% Cabernet Franc15% Petite Verdot 9% Petite Sirah 9% Merlot. Aged 19 months in barrel