The Cuvée Christine continues to be a wine that is slow to evolve in the blending process, as we strive to ensure that all components of Syrah fit together in harmony, showcasing the personality of the blend as a whole. It opens a door into our Sonoma County, like walking through the wardrobe into Narnia.
2013 Cuvée Christine gave us the chance to show off our ability to break up vineyards into many lots, promoting diversity within the finished wines and allowing those sections to reveal their true selves. Christine is made up of some of our best vineyard blocks, producing a seamless and profound wine.
On the nose, Christine is all about darkness: smoked brisket, baking chocolate, plum and black currants. On the palate, the vintage exhibits dynamic flavors and richness with ample acidity. The youthful aromatics and striking freshness will lend longevity to this wine, making it tough to choose between drinking early or cellaring for age. Either would be a good choice for the refined 2013 Cuvée Christine.