2014 DARK SIDE - CRU club exclusive
Composition: 33% Cab Franc, 33% Syrah & 34% Petit Sirah
Cooperage: American and French Oak, new and neutral.
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Production: Just 65 cases!
This wine is called the Dark Side for a reason, its very sexy color... dark, dark plum with a ruby tinged lip. The nose is rich with black cherry and plum and a surprising creaminess.
Sensuous on the palate, this fruit has amazing weight, not your expected heavy oak tannin but more elegant tannin imparted from the thick fruit skins; so as it boldly rolls across your tongue you'll note the blueberries, moving into the dark rich cherry and plum.
The finish is strong with this one!