The Windthrow blend is made from the top barrels from each vintage. In 2010, we used just four barrels, the very best in our cellar. We can achieve this selection through the painstaking process of individual barrel rackings: that is, the wine in each barrel is kept that same barrel until final blending. The differences and nuances that develop from barrel to barrel over time are significant. With hard work and patience, we are able to pick the most expressive and sumptuously-textured barrels for this reserve blend.

Magenta red in color. The aroma is dominated by savory herbs, violets, white lilies, and red fruits. Fresh ground black pepper, marjoram, and oregano notes define the savory herbs, blending with strawberry cream, roasted game and cinnamon on the nose. The wine’s texture is luscious and mouth-filling, dense and plush with spicy intrigue. The tannins are ripe and fine-grained. Notes of clove, white pepper, orange rind, and potpourri accent the finish.

Wine color: Red

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