Victor Hugo Winery, Paso Robles, California
Aromas of ripe apricot and honeysuckle are intertwined with elusive hints of almond blossom in the background. Rich, silky mouth feel from fermentation plus 4 1/2 months of passive lees contact in Hungarian oak barrels culminates with a long, rich finish.
Hints of lavender, wild sage and Santa Rosa plum are intertwined with dusty/spicy oak. Flavors are balanced and rich with layers of pleasantly assertive tannins overlaid with hints of oak. The finish is rich and lush which enables additional aging.
34% Malbec, 30% Merlot, 24% Zinfandel, 12% Syrah
Enticing aromas of strawberries and Mandarin oranges predominate with some subtle hints of lavender in the background. This wine has a somewhat fleshy, supple mid-palate followed by a clean, crisp finish.