The 2019 vintage was one of the best for California where we experienced an extended ripening season. The fruit reached full physiological ripeness retaining natural grape acidity resulting in very balanced wines with rich concentrated varietal flavors. The wine was fermented in small lots using hand-crafted winemaking techniques and matured for 22 months in a combination of new and seasoned, two year old, and neutral French Oak Barrels. The wine is full bodied with a beautiful dark ruby rich color. Aromas of blueberry, black cherry, cedar and plum. On the palate the wine is richly concentrated, with dark blueberry and cherry, lush with broadly structured tannins and a long, lingering finish. The wine is wonderful to drink today and will continue to evolve in balance, length and complexity. This wine will continue to develop and excel over the next ten years.