A robust southern Italian grape, grown in NM it has dark dense fruit & velvety tannins. Powerful.
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Suggested aromas: This wine shows earthy aspects, red berry & a hint of floral with full fruit, integrated acidity & firm tannins.
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Blend: 75% Aglianico, 10% Syrah, 5% Abbott Syrah, 5% Refosco, 5% Malbec
Fermentation: Slow, cool, eighth-day fermentation
Time aging in oak: 18 months, French Oak
Finish Alcohol: 13.5%
Acid/pH: 3.48 pH
Production: 150 cases
Best time to drink: Drinking beautifully now, and will continue to through 8-10 years from the vintage date.
Elevation: 4,200 ft
Exposure: Flat, lots of exposure
Soil: Sandy loam
FOOD PAIRINGS: Marinara pasta dishes, red chile enchiladas or spiced dark chocolate.
BRONZE MEDAL AWARDED from San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition