Highly perfumed violet and lilac flowers open this rich, yet fresh wine. Herbs de Provence offer some additional complexity to the aromatics, while the fruit sits in the first chair. Flavors of fresh black currants, blueberries and boysenberry are met by lighter-lifted notes that highlight the balance of new oak.
Block 49a is planted exclusively with Syrah Clone 470, a grape regarded as one of the best cool-climate Syrah clones. This block is situated on a steep slope and made of thin, gravely shale and limestone.