A later harvest than usual meant an Oct. 25 pick from Scott Shull’s Tuscowallame Vineyard, which sat as a cherry orchard until 2000. There’s a greeting of dark plums, blueberry, fresh cranberry and a forest floor with truffles. The entry is rich and smooth with plum, brambleberries and dark chocolate. Elegent tannins and a bright mix of blueberry and Montmorency cherry give it food-friendly and age-worthy acidity. Suggested fare leads with fresh and oily salmon.
Production: 600 cases