Desperada Sackcloth & Ashes is a blend pulled from the winemakers favorite barrels regardless of their style, in the attempt to make a wine of singular character and expression. The varietals in the 2016 are 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petit Verdot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec and 2% Grenache.
Tasting notes from the winemaker: "In the meadow a lightning struck birch is burning slowly, like the earth were smoking a sweet cigar. Map in hand you approach the tree, the scented steam rises off it - chocolate mint, alpine herbs, candy cap mushrooms and sel grez. The bark is soft and taste of black currant jam and the rust of the swort of Charlemagne, which you free from the roots".