Exotic, seductive and just a touch dangerous. This is Michelle Pfeiffer as bat woman. Leather, whip and a pair of over the knee boots. This wine is dark, feral and as wild as they come. A wine of great depth and mystery on both the aromatics and palate. Layered, round, minerally and with just the right amount of tension to carry the fruit through the long and full bodied mid palate and finish.
Landy Sweetwater Springs Vineyard in the Russian River Valley has drainage and soil, similar to Rockpile that offers a mineral backbone. These 15+ year old trellised vines at 1000 ft. elevation, with a 55 degree slope produce small intense berries, very dark in color but soft in tannins.