The opening salvo of the inaugural AVAtrix is a shotgun blast of cherries, mulberries,
caramel and cedar. Layered into that energetic mix are hints of hibiscus, potpourri and
crushed stone. The palate of the wine is hyper-focused and filled with coursing acidity that
delivers lip-smacking freshness and long lingering strawberry and cranberry notes.
The density and firm structure of AVAtrix combine with notes of vanilla and pipe tobacco to
provide a smooth, driven, tantalizing finish that will keep you yearning for more. 105 cases produced.
Harvest Period: All grapes for AVAtrix were harvested on September 18th, 2014 and
September 29th, 2014.
Fermented in 1-ton open top tanks following a five-day cold soak. Lots were
punched-down by hand 2-3 times per day and were pressed off the skins after a total of 18-
21 days of skin contact time.
Aging: 19 months post fermentation in a mixture of French oak puncheons and barriques
(~15% new oak).