This is such a fun wine! It’s lively and delicious and easy going; the perfect Tuesday wine. A spunky, inviting and super fun nose captures you with notes of black cherry, fresh herbs and cedar. The wine is taut with great structure, very fine grained tannins and fresh beautiful acidity. Flavors of boysenberry, pinecone, celery seed, Christmas spice and a hint of black licorice dance around and invite you to have another glass.
This multi-vintage blend, our seventh Cuvée, was created by blending small components from all of the vineyards in the Talisman portfolio. The synergy that resulted when these disparate lots were combined is magical, akin to the hybrid vigor displayed when certain plants are cross-bred. The winemaking was minimalist—we hand-sorted the grapes, retaining about 25% whole clusters in the bottom of the fermenters. Then we danced with Mother Nature, who provided the native yeasts and bacteria that fermented the grapes. All lots were gently punched down and received post-fermentation macerations. Aging occurred in French oak barrels.