This wine presents a classic expression of its vineyard site with flavors of berry, green olive, tobacco, tea and spice. Round and supple, these flavors linger on a foundation of soft tannin that will integrate with the oak to produce a wine of great complexity.
This wine is a bit darker this year due to the extra tank time. It has a beautiful blend of red and black cherry fruits, hints of Rutherford Dust and a rich core of tannin that adds depth to the wine. As this wine ages in the barrel, it will harmonize and gain complexity from the oak, adding opulence upon release.
Broad and juicy, the medley of ripe, berry fruit that jumps from the glass is classic to this St. Helena vineyard. Even at this early stage, the promise of something special is evident. The depth and complexity of flavor carries from start to finish, producing a complete wine that can be enjoyed upon release or cellared to obtain finer nuance.
True to its St. Helena appellation, generous strawberry and raspberry fruit flavors are pronounced at this stage, promising beautiful fruit expressions in the bottle. Dragonfly has a warm, seductive quality that pops upon entry, and the tannins melt on the palate, making this wine hard to pass up.