We looked at the 2020 vintage as a learning opportunity and attempted to make the best wine we could (as we always do!) I believe we have succeeded despite the challenges and I look forward to sharing our efforts with you. Fruit forward and spicy, it is delicious now and there is a delicacy to it that tells me it should be enjoyed sooner rather than later. Per usual it is bottled without filtration, and due to the pandemic we opted for a label that went on at bottling, rather than our hand labeling efforts of the past.
Cozy and vibrant with a sense of merriment, reminiscent of the warm feeling of family gathered, preparing a meal in the kitchen. Warmed cherry turnover, fig preserves and cigar tobacco float in the air. After a moment of reflection, the first sip reveals chai spice, wild elderberry, dark plum, and sassafras. Balanced and bold, with expressions of quince paste, huckleberry, dark chocolate and a hint of bourbon-maple syrup carries you through to a velvety, lingering finish.