2014 was a year of blends for Covenant with the anomaly of their Covenant produced as a blend for the first (and likely last) time while also launching a new flagship wine representing something Jeff had been wanting to try for quite some time – blending some of the best lots he had been sourcing into something special. Hebrew for soul, this blend of Petit Verdot (60%) and Malbec (25%) from the Sonoma Valley together with 15% Syrah sourced from Bennet Valley is hedonistic and simply delicious. Each component aged individually in the 30% new French oak for 18 months before being blended directly into the bottle where it “bottle-aged” as a blend for an additional 9 months.
Rich, lush and approachable with deep red fruit and black cherries along with earthy minerals, fresh-rolled cigars, just-paved road and just the right amount of spiciness, with velvety tannin already nicely integrating and a whiff of herbaceous as well. Full bodied, round and mouth-filling this is a well-structured plush wine that will bring immense pleasure.
|Wine Type||Table Wine|
|Pairs Well With||Chicken Duck Grilled Meats|