2016 D2, the 25th vintage of this remarkable cuvee, leaps from the glass with an impressive and inviting abundance of fruit aromas – pomegranate, fresh blueberry and currant. Restrained oak influence enrobes the fruit, adding cocoa nibs and cherry cordial. Dense and vibrant on the palate, with a pure fruit core, the wine offers elegant tannin and remarkable integration, with incredibly balanced barrel influence and cabernet presence to suppose an extended finish.
|Blend:||59% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot|
|Vineyard:||15 prestigious Columbia Valley Vineyards, including Red Willow, Harrison Hill, Ciel du Cheval, Klipsun, Boushey, DuBrul, Upchurch and Grand Ciel|
|Aged:||18 months in 100% French oak (55% new)|
|Cooperage:||Cold soaked for 24-36 hours, fermented for 12-14 days on skin|