Stunningly beautiful aromatics of tart cherry and fraises du bois. This wine is deceptive on first taste, seemingly light-bodied yet emboldened with incredible depth and length wrapped around a rich mid-palate. Lush red fruits (cranberry, raspberry, cherry) baking spice, orange zest and tea. Elegant with bright, mouth watering acidity and supple tannin, this wine screams for company and a great meal.
RSV's five different organically farmed vineyards in the Carneros region produced impeccable fruit from both heirloom selections and French clones. The well-paced harvest season allowed time to pick each block within each vineyard at optimal flavor development while maintaining bright acidity. Each block was harvested at night and brought into the cellar at dawn. Destemmed, it either went into small, open top fermenters and hand punched or into stainless steel tanks and cap irrigated. Most lots fermented on ferrel yeast. Once each lot achieved dryness, it was put to bed in new to three year old French oak barrels and aged in the RSV caves for one year before bottling.