Initial aromas of spice and vanilla oak along with notes of black fruit. On the palate, the wine is silky smooth with a rich, full middle of ripe plum underpinned by firm tannins and subtle baking spices. The finish lingers with more layers of black fruit and a touch of oak to round things out.
A trip to Wine Country in 1992 changed Barry and Susan Collier's future together. That weekend encouraged them to sell their home and move to Sonoma County, and by 1997 they were growing grapes and making wine as Collier Falls. For Barry and Susan this was quite a risk. But they saw it as a chance to enjoy the outdoors together as winegrowers, and challenge themselves as farmers after decades of city life.