Balanced black fruit, tannins and acidity.
This wine is lean, neither overly alcoholic (weighing in at 13%), nor overly extracted; it is precisely as one would imagine A Proper Claret to be. The wine contains a substantial dollop of petit verdot (22%), which adds a silky note of violets and textural elegance, in precision counterpoint to the lead-in-the-pencil firmness offered by the inclusion of the manly tannat (8%). There is a lovely suggestion of cedar and mint, in the nose. The wine has medium tannins, nice acidity, and finishes cleanly.
The Boon Doon Vineyards are all biodynamic from the sheep that graze their rows of vines to following a cosmic calendar that is in tune with the roots on some days and the grapes on others.
- Region: California