Shade is a blend of late picked Pinot Noir and early picked Cabernet Sauvignon from a lower slope of the Basket Range vineyard. Partial whole bunch fermentation gives the wine a bit more texture.
Tart red fruit is the vibe here; red cherry, plum and some floral violet notes. Medium weighted with a subtle savoury edge around it. The early picked Pinot lends a little more acid which integrates well with the rest of the components of this wine.
I really enjoyed drinking this as I hope the boys did making it.