Alana scored this wine: 87/100
Today’s vacation pick: medium-bodied structure, oaky and soft, with a rich earthiness at its core and notes of dried herb and plum.
The dryness of the 2015 season resulting from the major drought, combined with cool temperatures and a very low yield in this vintage meant that the winemakers who were able to manage complications and keep the grapes on the vine into October were rewarded with riper fruit and more complex flavor profiles.
Oak aged for 12 months (60% new oak aged), with a rich garnet color and layers of ripe, juicy blackberries, plum, cedar and spice, firm tannins and notes of vanilla and oak. Good length and complex finish. Paired with a charcuterie and cheese board by the sea in Camden, Maine.