Brilliant red. A highly perfumed bouquet exudes intense, smoke- and spice-tinged cherry and black raspberry scents and hints of cola and candied flowers. Fleshy and well-concentrated but lively as well, offering sweet red and dark berry and cherry cola flavors that form up slowly and become spicier with air. Finishes very long and sweet, featuring echoing smokiness and smooth, slow-building tannins that add gentle grip.

South – Southeast facing site just west of my farm just west of Carlton.  Farmed to “bonsai garden” perfection by the gang at Results Partners, this is a site that I am happy to be affiliated with for over eight years now.  Fruit, year in and year out is always clean and ferments without incident.  Warm or cool vintage the “Ridge Terroir” shines through.

below, Yates Conwill Vineyard harvest 2016