Winemaker Tasting Notes
Gravitas was one of the Roman virtues that translated variously as weight,
seriousness, dignity, and importance and connotes a certain substance or
depth of personality. This wine was produced with all of these words in
mind. 100% new French oak barrel fermented. Sorted on both machine and
with 32 human eyes. The attention to detail was insane. Harvested from a
tiny 1.2 acre vineyard in the heart of Rutherford it has the classic earmarks of
rustic Rutherford dust. Opaque deep purple. Lifted and perfumey. An
enticing potpourri of bakery aromas—chocolate-covered cherries, caramel,
spice, coffee bean, boysenberry cream, black cherry, vanilla, crème brûlée,
with hints of bay leaf and tobacco, and wonderful underlying minerality.
Amazing balance, long finish, structured tannins. Built for aging.