Such an enticing sheer crimson-hued robe reveals the more earthy and floral notes of Old-World renditions; black cherry, cola nut, gun smoke, and leaf litter. A hallmark of our HMR Vineyard being the “Heart of the Rose” character says Asst. Winemaker Ryan Kemp. This vintage marries the deep, dark, and earthy traits of 2014 and 2016 along with New-World fruit purity and lushness of the 2017 and 2018 vintages. In the mouth, this wine seamlessly weaves together all the exotic spice bazaar perfumes, black raspberry, cherry fruit elements, along with anise and clove savories that lead us down the path of forest floor and inorganic comparisons. A bold yet complex wine that fulfills the California Dream while convincing our French purists to head on out west. Drink now through 2027.