The 2008 Vintage: A wet spring resulted in smaller berry sizes and was followed by favorable summer temperatures. This resulted in balanced canopies and crop loads producing fruit with intense color and flavor that yielded balanced wines.

The Wine: Typical black cherry and sweet fruit in nose; flavors blossom on palate to nearly lush fruit and long finish.

Date of Harvest: 9/27/2008
Brix at Harvest: 24.8 pH: 3.75
T.A.: 0.63
Alcohol: 13.9%
Varietal mix: 93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec
Type of oak: 100% American
Cases produced: 498
Bottling Date: 8/12/2010