Spanish-born winemaker Javier Alfonso named this brand for the Latin word for fruit, and he began working with Yakima Valley grapes in 2000. The sources for this bottling are dominated by Morrison Vineyard, a planting dating to 1968, and he also blends in Merlot (13%), Petit Verdot (5%) and Malbec (2%) from Konnowac Vineyard – another venerable Rattlesnake Hills site. He’s developed a nose of sweet tobacco, cherry candy and violet with lavender, backed by dark purple fruit flavors of plum and blackberry. Its structure shows polish as currant-skin tannins are joined by juicy acidity, toast and a dark chocolate finish.
Production: 318 cases
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