Tasting Notes: Full-bodied and intense with scents of sage, incense and peonies that combine with dark blueberries, blackberries and fresh herbs before coming to a robust finish on the palate.
Pairing Suggestions: Manchego or Pecorino cheese, sausage, lamb or braised beef short ribs.
Vintage Year: A long growing season with warm temperatures, normal rainfall and milder winter temperatures.
Winemaking Methods: Handpicked grapes, 100% stainless steel fermentation. Malolactic fermentation, oak aged, fined, cold stabilized and filtered.
Bottling Date: 2/6/2018
Cases Produced: 109
Appellation: Lake Michigan Shore
Harvest Date: 11/1/2016
Harvest Brix: 22.4
Residual Sugar: 0%
Alcohol at Bottling: 12.1%
Oak Usage: One year in 40% new, 20% 1-year old, 20% 2-year old and 20% neutral French oak barrels