2015 vintage – On the rim: deep, dark cherry with touches of magenta and Ferrari red. On the nose: beautiful spices like thyme, rosemary and cedar with peaches, plums and bubble bath with chocolate and black truffle lingering on pine needles and dark honey. On the palate: round, dense entrance evolving on a velvety and fruity palate, lingering on freshness of tannins with touches of Mirabelle plum, red apple pie, pears and mocha. Named after the AxR rootstock (Aramond x Rupestris) that was so prominent in building the modern California wine industry, AxR#1 eventually succumbed to Phylloxera and most of California wine country was left as a blank canvas. Vintners now had a chance to replant and to rethink the entire structure of the vineyards; attention was paid to the terroir and unique varietals were researched. This was truly a turning point in the wine industry as we know it.