This wine is unfined and unfiltered, meant to age slowly. It will produce sediment, so do not be surprised when you see it on the cork or in the bottle. This wine was aged for twelve months in a combination of new and seasoned French and American oak barrels. The nose on this wine opens with aromas of fruit preserves, dark raspberry compote and a hint of blackberry fruit and leather. These characters will quickly develop into fresh fruit, red cherries and black bramble-berries laying over a hint of orange peel and toasted anise seeds. The finish is long and smooth, reprising the fruit from the nose, and adding a touch of allspice at the very end. Overall, this wine is beautifully balanced and designed to age. Drink now or hold for 10 + years.