AVA CHALONEMonterey and San Benito counties of California, located in the Gabilan Mountains east of Soledad.
SOIL TYPESandy Loam / Clay ; Volcanic Rock Lime stone
TREATMENT12 months in 25% new French Oak
COLORDeep garnet red Aromas Compote red and blue berries with mocha, subtle baking spices and chai tea.
FLAVORPlush and lavish flavors of raspberry preserves, chocolate and molasses-like sweet spice mingle with black tea and wet stone.
TEXTUREPlush with tempered acidity and silky tannin.
FOOD PAIRINGSGrilled Chinook salmon with a raspberry and honey glaze.