axr v madrone 2018
The 2018 vintage was a slow-growing season with very little heat spells which allowed the fruit to ripen steadily while protecting the acidity. It ended up giving fruit that was harvested at optimum conditions with the ripeness that the winemaker could choose since there was no rain threat at all in the late season. This translated in the cellar into wines that are complex, juicy yet framed with beautiful acidity.
on the rim: deep, dark oil with garnet and ballet slippers on the rim
on the nose: beautiful spices and herbs with touches of rosemary, pine, redwood, anis, fennel, button mushroom, blackberry and soap
on the palate: elegant yet dense entrance evolving on a silky mid-palate with ripe, dark fruit, lingering on licorice, pine needle and freshly picked boysenberry