Tasting Notes: Bold scents of sage, incense and peonies wrap around flavors of black fruit, fresh herbs and pepper that are supported by a strong tannic core and a lingering finish.
Pairing Suggestions: Gruyere or Taleggio cheese, lamb, duck, venison or steak.
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