The grapes for this unctuous wine carefully harvested and fermented with minimal intervention,
before being aged for 20 months in a combination of new (20%) and used (80%) American
oak barrels before being bottled unfined and unfiltered; showcasing the uniqueness of the
Mateo Vineyard in this beautiful expression of Petit Verdot.
Deep, dark purple in color with fragrances of blue plums, black tea, forest floor mint and
eucalyptus. Mostly black fruit flavors are distinctly noticeable—ranging from plum, blackberry,
and blueberry to cassis. Intriguing herbal and floral notes of violets, lilac and the slightest hint
of black licorice add complexity. The 20% new oak brings in a wonderful hazelnut and mocha
accent as well, which adds a sweet note to the long finish.