Rich, Ripe, Round, Nice Balance
Carlos worked hard (still does) for 30+ years on this ranch. When the owner did the right thing and offered a piece of it to Carlos, he managed to buy it, build his house and plant this vineyard. The skill, knowledge, and sophistication of the owner shown through in the fruit that we tasted and harvested. Carlos and I worked together for numerous years, so I knew that the wine would turn out as it well as it did. It was a pleasure to be allowed this opportunity.
This wine is very approachable, with a nice weight and finish. It has the sophisticated yet easygoing nature of the vineyards owner. Shows moderately light reddish-umber color in the glass with a pleasing nose of black cherries, ripe berries and echoes of oak. The very tasty black cherry/ripe fruits core and hints of spice couple with a mid weight silky mouth feel and mild tannins in the elegant lingering finish. This wine will age well, but there is no need to wait. Enjoy alone on the veranda or with roasted vegetables or pork tenderloin. Works great with BBQ chicken too.