The wine shop
Unfortunately, due to legal restrictions on shipments of wine and other alcoholic beverages, we are currently only shipping wine to states that are reciprocal with California. Those states include: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, LA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, WA, WI, WV and WY.
Grapes for this wine were grown on the gently sloping rows of the Thornton Estate’s east block. We elected to drain the free-run wine from the fermentor before it was dry to complete the fermentation in barrels. The wine was aged primarily in French oak barrels (20% brand-new in order to preserve its vibrant fruit aromas of pepper spice and berries). The balance was aged in American oak from Pennsylvania and Minnesota.
Aroma: Briary, wild red and black berries, black pepper and dried herbs. A bit of sweet oak as well.
Palate: Dark berries, pepper and spice, with full tannins. It may intimidate the shy!
Pairing: Meat. Meat. And more meat. Try a peppered ribeye or roast, rich beef or lamb stews. Chocolate? Only the darkest will stand up to this
Titratable Acidity: 5.4 g/L
Residual Sugar: 0.05% (bone dry)