This vineyard in the Shenandoah Valley was planted in the early 1970’s. Vines are head-trained and unirrigated. The vineyard is rigorously suckered for proper cluster spacing and sun exposure to get full flavor development. Flavors are full, rich, smooth, and gutsy. The wine has huge brambly blackberry fruit, big cedar, spice box aromas and flavors. It has a smooth creamy finish from aging in François Frères and Taransaud barrels (1/3 new).
These wines have been cellared perfectly and are ready for your enjoyment. Bill Easton's Tasting Notes included.