For the fourth consecutive year, we were blessed with a beautiful growing season – long sunny days and cool nights, allowing the grapes to mature and develop flavors slowly, just the way we like it! There was no pressure from any impending rains, so we were able to pick each vineyard block at the peak of flavor and maturity.
This is a wonderful, lovely, dense wine – intensely flavored with deep fruits and hints of cassis. The palate is defined by a wholeness and richness of long lasting flavors and round tannins. The grapes were ripe to perfection, and it shows. The balance and overall quality can be compared to the beautiful 2000 vintage. The wine is lovely to drink now, and has at least a good 7-8 years of ageing potential. It will complement all kinds of refined dishes and soft cheeses.