The cool-climate vineyard site combined with gentle handling at every stage is central to the core expression of this wine. Expressing aromas of red cherry, violets and geranium blossom on the nose. On the palate the wine is layered with rich flavors of cranberry, huckleberry and rhubarb, with a touch of warm forest floor adding intrigue. The tannins are velvety, and the finish lingers on and on with notes of currant jelly and spice. The wine was aged for 12 months in barrel and then receives an additional 12 months of bottle age before initial release.