2015 was a near perfect ripening year with plenty of sun but not too much. The vintage will be remembered for both opulence and elegance. The nose jumps from the glass with powerful aromas of blackberry and ripe blueberries leading to earth tones of violets, cedar and nutmeg. On the palate there is a beautiful interplay of sweet fruit and acid, like biting into a candied apple. It is not often you have such a balance and symphony between fruit and acids. The tannins are soft but present, adding a layer of structure and suggesting excellent aging potential. The flavors are dominated by ripe plums and tangy tangerines and the wine finishes with hints of licorice, tobacco and vanilla bean. This is a great year for Il Fauno.
This red offers black currant, black cherry, herb and spice flavors draped across a frame of fine tannins. Balanced and lingering. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022. 12,560 cases made.