The color is a vivid ruby, which with age is showing some brick. The wine has a heady spice and smoke with dark berry aromas that are accented by white flowers and garrigue. Rich in texture with a backbone of soft yet present tannin, which the Kivelstadt Estate Vineyard always provides.
Steak, Pasta With Red Sauce, Thanksgiving Dinner
Floral, Spice, Dark Berry
2015 was another in a string of very hot vintages. It was one of the earliest harvests in California’s history! What was even more historic was the miniscule volume of fruit- Many growers reported yields 30% to 50% lower than expected. Even more historic is the quality! This vintage is truly exceptional the only issue is there isn’t much of it to go around.