Harvested from the Ghielmetti vineyard which is located on the corner of Reuss and Tesla Roads in the upper east end of Livermore Valley. Situated on a sloped, alluvial bench with well-draining, “outwash” shaly loam soils from the surrounding hillsides.
This wine has a subdued garnet color that is quite translucent. Aromas of rainier cherries and strawberry jam deliver freshness, with cinnamon and earth providing balmy undertones. Pungent tobacco and floral gardenia are yin-yang counterparts, where white and black pepper add spicy intrigue. The flavor is savory, reminiscent of a meaty cherry sauce, and the mouthwatering acidity is rounded out with smooth tannins. The warming finish is toasty.