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2010 Vintage


The 2010 vintage will be remembered as a uniquely demanding year with unseasonably cold days, untimely rain fall, and surprisingly hot days. Having left a sufficient number of leaves on the vines, our grapes avoided sunburn from late season heat assuring the success of the vintage.  Harvest began on September 23 and concluded on October 23.

Aromas of blackberry, rose petals, chocolate and espresso accentuate fruity and earthy nuances.  Round velvety tannins enrobe a silky texture with a touch of minerality.  The flavors of dark fruit are enhanced by the well integrated acidity.  The acidity and tannin structure promise a very long life ahead.

Varietals:
Cabernet Sauvignon 84%, Cabernet Franc 5.5%, Merlot, 5.5%, Petit Verdot 4%, and Malbec 1%

Skin Contact:
19 Days

Barrel Aging:
18 Months in New French Oak

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