The 2015 vintage of BOTTAIA spent a good portion of its élevage in our large casks, now homed in the upper deck of the Fermentation Hall at BOTTAIA. A smaller portion was put into more traditional barrels for just over 16 months. The final blend balanced the oak perfectly.
An ample nose profile offers notes of cedar, tobacco and black currant. The rich, powerful palate showcases white pepper, licorice and black berry culminating with spicy oak. The global adventure from nose through to the palate takes you first to Temecula Valley with powerful fruit forwardness of modern wine-making, then finishes in Europe with old-world, rustic style wine-making with firm, age-worthy tannin's. -Winemaker Brian Hulbert