axr denali 2019
the 2019 vintage started with lots of winter and spring rain and in the summer it showed some similarities with 2018 with a little extra power to it. we had fewer heat spells than normal, but it was overall a little warmer than 2018. this translated into a long but warm growing season which gave us really nice ripeness and dense wines. we were also saved by some really nice morning fog that slowed down the ripening. for those that like dense, complex red wines with still a great acidity you will fall in love with this vintage.
on the rim: dark shiny charcoal with touches of royal red and blush
on the nose: explosion of fruit like blueberry with cotton candy, dark macerated cherry, cedar, graphite, roast beef, roses and lavendar
on the palate: velvety round entrance evolving on a sweet fruit mid-palate with touches of blackberry reduction and cassis lingering on granular fine tannins