This unique blend has so much going on—starting with intriguing aromas of dark plum and dried strawberry laced with brown baking spices, black
pepper, toasted oak and traces of tarriness. It’s fruit driven when the cork is first popped, but as the wine opens, complex layers appear and linger into the finish. Ripe plum and mixed dark berries provide the initial flavors, but as the wine expands across the palate tones of cherry, Chinese five spice, coffee and mocha-laced oak emerge. A reserved structure frames and tames the rich fruit flavors, and adds to the wine’s complexity. The perfect wine to pair with a hearty meat course like pork tenderloin with chipotle-blueberry sauce, or seared wild duck breast served with a tarragon red
currant jelly sauce. This Dry Creek Valley blend is mostly Rhone varietals with 50% Carignane from the Forchini Vineyard plus 25% Petite Sirah, 17% Carignane and 8% Zinfandel all from the Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard.