Plush, satiny and full-bodied, intense aromas of blackberries, black licorice and white pepper are punctuated by ancillary flavors of plum, blackberry and hints of leather. Featuring select Syrah fruit from our prized Block 25 as the backbone of this expressive blend, we complemented Syrah’s intensity and concentration with the soft, supple tannins of Grenache and the elegant aromatics of Viognier. The resulting blend is a perfect balance of power and finesse and an excellent showcase of San Bernabe
The 2012 vintage delivered an ideal growing season, producing fruit of exceptional quality. Light rainfall during the spring led to a sturdy fruit set, which prompted prescriptive pruning throughout the growing season to maximize flavor concentration. A mild summer allowed for long hang time on the vines helping the fruit to reach full maturity. Dependable weather during harvest created the perfect conditions for picking and as a result, the 2012 vintage produced wines with balanced acidity and elegant flavors.