Winemaker Notes - Our 2013 THE Dark is the color of ink with aromas of juniper and spice. The lush, velvety texture is full of blackberry, cassis and plum flavors with a long finish that holds just a touch of chocolate. Pairing THE Dark can hold its own against short ribs and lamb but is equally delicious to linger over after dinner, maybe with a chunk of smokey blue. The 2013 is our first vintage of THE Dark and we went all out, selecting just the right mix of fruit to age in French oak that deepens the flavors and the result is mouth filling, lip smacking deliciousness. Don’t be afraid of THE Dark—enjoy now or over the next three years.