2012 The Conspirator's Reserve
Dry farmed vines typically produce fruit with an intense flavor profile. In their struggle to survive, the vines yield tiny quantities of small berries, busting with complex flavors. To honor the unique nature of the fruit from this unconventional vineyard, we used a gentle hand and minimal intervention. Aged in oak for 19 months, we used one new French barrel and two neutral American barrels. No fining, no filtering. Deep purple in color with dark blackberry and blueberry flavors. The wine exhibits earthy notes, combined with a hint of pepper and a smoky aroma. Drink now or cellar confidently - we anticipate a long, full life for this limited production, single vineyard reserve.