This is our first vintage from Elizabeth Vineyards in Redwood Valley. Planted on well drained alluvial soils these old vines produce wine that is dark purplish in color with intense dark fruit character. This wine has aromas of black and blue berries, graphite, and lavender. It is full bodied and concentrated with black fruit, meaty and milk chocolate flavors. Full tannins with creamy sweet oak undertones that linger on the palate focused by balanced acidity. Aged for 18 months in 20 percent new oak providing structured tannins notable on the long and toasty finish. Perfect accompaniment to a charred ribeye steak.
Cases produced: 448 Alcohol 13.9% TA 5.7g/l pH 3.93