Nose packed with dark fruit marmalade and spice flavors.


Has a sweet entry followed by soft, round tannins. Bright basil leaves and blueberry flavors that linger on the palate.

Growing Conditions

Vineyard name: The El Mirador and Rivadavia vineyards
Vineyard size: 24-370
Soil composition: Clay
Training method: Parral
Elevation: 2600 Feet
Vines/acre: 2200
Exposure: Northwestern
Year vineyard planted: 1950-1970
First vintage of this wine: 2006


Harvest time: April - May


Length of bottle aging: 3 months


Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation: 10 days
Fermentation temperature: 77-82°F
Maceration technique: Racking, Punchdown, Pumpovers, Aeration, and Delestage
Length of maceration: 15 days


Type of aging container: Barriques and Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container: 225L
Age of aging container: 10% New
Type of oak: French and American
Length of aging before bottling: 6 months


Intense violet color.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with the strong flavors of game or the earthy flavors of mushrooms or with both in a dish like Braised Venison with Cremini Mushrooms.