The 2014 Nobile features enticing aromas of brambly blackberry, black cherry and espresso along with hints of cocoa and dried herbs. On the palate, its structure is classic mouth-filling Cabernet, balancing power and elegance, with a smooth and luscious finish.
The Cabernet and Syrah were hand-harvested, and each was fermented separately to accentuate its strengths: the structured complexity of the Cabernet and spicy berry flavors of the Syrah. Two different lots of Cabernet and two of Syrah underwent short cold soaks with a fermentation periods ranging from 14-21 days. After a gentle pressing in a stainless steel basket press in order to limit astringency, the wine aged in French oak barrels, 44% of which were new. The wine was blended in August 2015, and bottled after barrel aging for 19 months.