Fresh asphalt, blackberry, and tuberose aromas. The palate has flavors of cassis, umeboshi, and violet pastille.This wine pairs well with shepherds pie, bistro burger, and carne asada tacos. From a historic Mendocino vineyard pitched on the lofty slopes of Cloverdale's Pine Mountain. Jim McCutchen boast 70-year old, head-pruned, dry-farmed vines planted on south-facing exposures at 2200-2400 feet. The soil is a mix of hard shale clay. This rapidly vanishing California grape variety's made in this old-timey way that dates back to the Golden State's earliest winemaking efforts.