Robust and full-bodied with gripping tannins, this wine encompasses concentrated notes of blackberry and cocoa, with hints of toasted Maplewood and sweet tobacco. Aging especially well, this wine will develop even deeper flavors as it matures.
Sourced from McCorquodale Vineyards in Umpqua Valley AVA
Lightning struck twice in Oregon’s burgeoning wine region with the 2015 growing season
matching the near perfect 2014 vintage with beautiful fruit and bountiful yields. Bud break
in March lead to full bloom by the end of May and the region saw nearly ideal weather
conditions through late summer with very little rain. The fruit hung on the vines longer than
usual and enjoyed a return to more typically cool September nights, which allowed clusters to
reach full ripening potential with a beautiful balance of high sugar and acidity that gives great
concentration to the wine. Harvest was both early and smooth, for the second year in a row.
Wines produced in this vintage exhibit exceptional texture, balance, and intensity.
This wine was aged 18 months in French-American hybrid barrels ( 25% new oak, 75% American Oak ). Of the barrels used : 13% new oak, 27% second use oak, and 60% neutral oak.
Food Pairing Notes
Lasagna | Chile Rellenos | Jambalaya Pasta