The 2019 vintage comes from four Merlot blocks that exhibit their own distinct qualities, bringing natural complexity and dimension to the finished wine. These blocks are situated along the slopes of an uplifted ancient sea bed, where the well-drained, calcium-rich soils are distinguished by decomposing oyster fossils. Block 15 is a newer planting that delivers dark, velvety black fruit flavors. Meanwhile, Blocks 5 and 7 yield a more nuanced character with both softness and power. Finally, Block 4 presents a brighter spectrum of red fruit flavors.
Petit Verdot 5%
19 months in French and American oak barrels (20% new)