Deep purple in the glass, this 2014 Bear Crossing reveals intense aromas of jasmine, earth, and red plum. The palate is profoundly concentrated with flavors of blackberry compote and oak toast. Ripe yet firm tannins lead to a long mineral-laced and juicy finish. The wine for this vintage was sourced from a rocky hillside vineyard perched above the fogline in Sonoma’s Knights Valley appellation. The terroir in the vineyard is conducive to growing wines of inky depth and power. That is the essence of Delectus.