2014 Occam's Razor
Winemaker Notes: This wine has explosive raspberry and blackberry aromatics with touches of spice, vanilla, and cacao. The silky textured palate has well delineated notes of blackberry, black cherry, cassis, black plum, vanilla, dark chocolate, cedar, and spice. The vibrant acidity lifts the palate and the wine finishes with lovely notes of cassis and raspberry. This is a compelling beverage at a modest price point. Drinks well now but will improve over the next 5-7 years.
Fermentation: The wine had a pre-fermentation maceration average of 140 hours and a post-fermentation maceration average of 98 hours. Native fermentation was used on 75% of the lots. 25% whole clusters were used to give added structure. The wine was punched down by hand 3 times each day during macerations and fermentation. All individual wine components, including free run and press fractions, were kept separate until final blending.
Cooperage: The oak profile is 25% new French oak, 25% new American oak, and 50% neutral French oak.
Cases Produced: 2515