Intensely flavored and bold, our 2016 Durif opens with prominent aromas of blackberries and dark chocolate, with hints of spice and clay. The subtle earthiness compliments the dense tannins and Durif ’s trademark acidity. With notes of espresso and a hint of minerality, this wine is best paired with foods with equally big and bold flavors, such as short ribs or grilled tri-tip.
After small-lot fermentation, our 2016 Durif was aged in once and twice used French oak for 20 months. Our Durif is planted on the steepest hillside in our Coble Ranch Vineyard, increasing the flavor concentration in the grapes. This creates a bold flavor profile due to the increased skin to juice ratio which intensifies the tannin structure and color in the finished wine. Made exclusively with the Durif clone of Petite Sirah, this wine is a wonderful expression of the variety, and our terroir.