RED MOUNTAIN AVA
Deep purple in color, the 2016 Doyenne presents engaging aromas of tapenade, bacon, violets, exotic spice and a hint of mandarin orange. This substantial wine combines the depth of flavor of Syrah (60%) and the purity, focus and structure of Cabernet Sauvignon (40%). Fruit flavors ranging from dried cranberry to blackberry unite with savory cooperage notes of cocoa, nutmeg and caraway. Complex and appealing, and well-integrated in its youth, thoroughly supported on Red Mountain (100%) tannin and with a prolonged finish, this wine should continue to impress for a decade or more.