2017 – Sourced from Papagni Vineyard in Madera California. We have had a long relationship with Demetrio Papagni whose wine roots go back generations. The Boatman is the result of not just our efforts but also his extensive experience in Viticulture. The grapes were picked at dawn then crushed and de-stemmed quickly to tanks while still cold. ANer a long cold soak, fermentaIon was iniIated, tanks were allowed to heat up for maximum extracIon of fruit and color. The fermenIng wine was pumped over twice a day to give the yeast plenty of oxygen for a nice clean fermentaIon. Once dry the grapes were lightly pressed off the skins and a young Boatman was born! This wine is deep-inky purple in color. The nose is bright with toasted pumpkin seed, blackberry and a touch of asian spice. The palate is sumptuous with layers of dark, forest fruit and notes of pepper, rhubarb and umami spice.