Only made when conditions are right, Sussurro is a late harvest, Port-Style wine. It is our first late harvest wine. All of the fruit was grown on our own Estate in St. Helena.
An ideal season with no frosts, a mild spring and summer and a tranquil fall. We are elated by the quality and quantity of the 2012 harvest. There is a level of excellence that supersedes past vintages, going back decades.
A great vintage to hang a crop leads to a wonderful cinnamon raisin note. It is abundantly silky and smooth. The fortification does not overpower, but compliments perfectly.Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Petite Sirah
The growing season began cool and wet and delayed harvest drastically. A late August heat wave sent the temperatures from the mid-70s to 110. Careful observance was a must!
The Cabernet Sauvignon adds softness and fruit while the Petite Sirah adds smoke, char and spice. It is opulent and thoroughly enjoyable through every sip.Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Petite Sirah
Drought preceded a hard frost, which led to an uneven set and a small crop, but after that it was smooth sailing ending in great relief.
Smooth, elegant and remarkably balanced, this late harvest wine is not overpowering or out of character. It is rich and flavorful while the finish keeps your attention.Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
A long ideal growing season with warm days and cool to even cold nights yielding a balanced crop with intense colors and concentrated fruit flavors.
Absolutely unique, truly one of a kind and a rare memory. The only time this wine will be made with Pinotage grapes. It is stunning, balanced and memorable.Blend: 100% Pinotage