Briary blackberry compote and ripe plum give way to notes of Amarena cherry, dark chocolate shavings, cedar spice box and forest floor. This wine has a bright entry with a rounded mid-palate and finishes with soft, mature tannins.
Pairs delightfully with risotto with pancetta and English peas, pork roast or duck; meats that have some layer of fat, and hard, firm cheeses.
Todd Brothers Ranch was planted in 1958 in the hills above Geyserville. Thick, head-trained vines wind up a steep slope of shallow, red volcanic soil that limits yields and increases concentration in the small berries that these vines struggle to produce. The refined intensity and opulent structure are hallmarks of this extraordinary vineyard, farmed today by third- and fourth-generation Todd family members.