20 Months in French Oak; 51% New, 25% Second-Fill, 24% Neutral.
The small box, ornately carved from sandalwood, is tucked safely away inside a suede bag. He recognized its value and took it when no one was looking. Turning down a dirt road lined with raspberry brambles he looks in the rearview. No one - he smiles to himself and takes a sip birch beer. The windows are down and the late afternoon air smells of cinnamon, anise and slate. Dust rises behind him now - there’s a car - the chase is on.
50% Derby, 17% Bien Nacido Vineyard, 17% Spanish Springs, 12% Jack Creek, 4% Slide Hill.
Fermented in open top fermentors with 33% whole cluster fruit.
Serving Recommendation: Decant for two hours. Serve slightly below room temperature. Aging Potential: 7-10 years