Bright notes of fresh cherries, dried cranberries, and orange zest are followed by layers of floral violet and lavender, sage and cedar wood, and a hint of black licorice. The interplay of fruit and spice continues on the palate joined by a lively acidity. Finally, the rustic structure of the wine carries it to a satisfying caramel finish that lingers and lingers. 561 cases produced.
All grapes for Mad Crush were harvested over a two week period ranging from October 2 nd , 2014 through October 16 th , 2014
Fermented in a combination of 1-ton open top tanks and small stainless steel tanks following a five day cold soak. Open top lots were punched-down by hand 2-3 times daily and tank lots were pumped over twice per day. Lots were pressed off the skins after a total of 14-21 days of skin contact. Aging: 12-14 months post fermentation in a mixture of French oak puncheons and barriques (~30% new)