93% Syrah 7% Petit Verdot.
One third of the Syrah, the lots harvested earlier, is carbonically fermented (uncrushed whole grapes in a sealed tank). The Carbonic portion adds fresh, bright red tones and exciting energy from the nose through the palate. The later picked Syrah lends depth and darker flavors while the Petit Verdot adds pleasurable juiciness and richer texture.
Dense, alluring purple fruit dominates the nose with a nice touch of violet, red plum, and sage on the periphery. Rich and full bodied, the wine packs many layers as it coats the mouth. At first the wine comes off as full bodied and ripe, but then shows red pomegranate brightness towards the finish.