In the meadow a lightning struck birch is burning slowly, like the earth were smoking a sweet cigar. Map in hand you approach the tree, the scented steam rises off it—chocolate mint, alpine herbs, candy cap mushrooms and sel grez. The bark is soft and tastes of black currant jam and the rust of the sword of Charlemagne, which you free from the roots.
Varietals: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petit Verdot,10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec and 2% Grenache
Vineyards: 38% Vogelzang, 25% Pine Hawk, 12.5% Chelle Mountain, 12.5% TTT, 12% Zimmerman/Sorso?
Aging: Aged in 56% neutral French oak, 25% once used French oak, and 19% new French oak for 16 months