2018 Jackpot 5th Element
A gentle giant— spice and smoke meet balanced fruit and oak. Aromas of black cherry and leather balance beautifully with notes of blackberry compote and baking spices. This full-bodied red is fruit-forward and plush with silky tannins and a refined finish.
The 2018 growing season got off to a great start but in mid-July smoke from fires in the Pacific Northwest blocked much of the sunlight which slowed down ripening dramatically. The result of this resulted in wines with lower alcohol levels, ripe fruit flavours, and balanced acidity.