2010 Altas Viñas
Alta Mesa Vineyard sits 3,200 feet above sea level, making it one of the highest elevation vineyards in the US. Huge temperature differentials produce fruit that is fermented into this vibrant wine.
40% whole cluster fermented in small, open top bins, followed by 20-25 days on skins with pump -overs during cold soak and punch downs during fermentation. Aged 20 months in 500, 265 and 228 liter French Oak barrels.
Violet, licorice, cola, rock dust, nori, lavender candy, black, mint, cherry, granite, hibiscus, milk chocolate, fresh wild strawberries, allspice, soft tannins, long spicy finish.