Judge Family Vineyard
14 months French Oak
2009 Judge Family Vineyard
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Ruby red, purple. An intriguing elegant nose of blackcurrant and strawberry fruit layered with Cola spice and a background of Mushroom and forest floor with a hint of tasted vanilla. Well balanced tannins and youthful acidity give the palate a lovely structure and long building finish. In its youth, this wine will benefit from decanting to allow the aromatics to open and expand the mid palate. The wine will also be good for cellaring for up to 12 – 15 years.
172 cases produced
Handpicked on the 28th of October 2009, the fruit spent 15 days on the skins during a native yeast primary fermentation. The wine was pressed and underwent native malolactic fermentation in barrels. The wine spent 12 months in 100% French oak, 20% new, and was bottled on December 22nd 2010.
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