Wearing its youth in the form of a deep violet color, the 2016 Cenyth will evolve into the traditional ruby, garnet and amber hues of maturity. The nose reveals aromatics that are moderate in intensity and the palate is led by fresh fruits. Red plum and fresh blackberry are prominent – all balanced by a frame of French oak – and complemented by notes of roasted coffee and baking spices. Non-fruit aromas of fresh flowers, spearmint, and bay leaf add a brightness and lift to the nose. Acid and tannin dance together on the long finish, continuing the theme of youthful freshness and complexity.
Cenyth (pronounced Sen-eth) is the ancient form of the word Zenith. Deftly blending Bordeaux-style technique with Sonoma County terroir, Cenyth is the expression of a winemaker who was trained in the vineyards of Saint-Émilion and inspired by Cabernet Franc. To her, winemaking is an art. And here, balanced between the sunshine and drifting fog, she has found her ideal canvas.