Sourced from a collection of top-quality Napa Valley vineyards. Hand-picked by a well-trained Midnight crew; received by the winery before dawn for hand-sorting (“anything you wouldn’t eat doesn’t go in the wine!”) Three days of pre-fermentation cold-soak to maximize extraction of flavors and colors. Maturation in a combination of ICONE barrels by Seguin Moreau and Treuil French oak.
Deep-intensity ruby with flecks of blue/purple on the rim, approaching flat black in the center. Pronounced aromas of fresh peppermint leaf, fresh ripe blackberries, rich Assam black tea, fresh ripe Bing cherry, lavender and verbena flowers, freshly-ground sandalwood spice, vanilla, sweet tobacco, and the first hints of tertiary leather and dried fruits. Fresh, zesty acidity balanced by smooth, well-integrated tannins. Full-bodied, with pronounced flavor intensity, and a long finish.