Vineyard 36 2013 Crosscheck Red Blend
This year the Cross Check as powerful as its name. A dark purple Bordeaux style blend that is two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one third Merlot. The nose is dark with black cherry, violets and dusty cocoa. Some white pepper and gunflint mineralogy is also apparent. The palate is lush due to the Merlot and has more scorched earth and gravel with small amounts of blueberry pie. The wine has firm chalky tannins and bright acid and should age nicely over the next 6-7 years.