Vibrant and aromatic on the nose, this wine features a medley of wild berries and dried herbs. On the palate, the wine is juicy yet richly layered with notes of fresh blackberry cobbler, cardamom spice with just a hint of clay earth. The wine’s fruity acidity and lively finish are lengthened by a light grip of tannins.
Food-friendly and highly versatile, this wine is terrific with pizza, herbed poultry and game, and roasted root vegetables.
The 2021 Harvest arrived with a soft landing despite the limited water supply and eventual bans on irrigation throughout Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys. We experienced very few extremely hot days and were happily able to allow grapes to ripen at a moderate pace without significant dehydration or loss of acidity. Yields in some varieties were reduced due to low moisture earlier in the season, specifically during bud break and bloom. However those reduced yields have led to intensely flavored grapes and the subsequent wines made from them ooze varietal character and vibrant mouthfeel.