10% Cabernet Franc
9% Petit Verdot
From their childhood escapades with lemonade stands and wood- working shop sales, brothers Eric Christopher and Ryan Michael Harms have long held the spark of entrepreneurial spirit. In business together since 2009, they are committed to making wines that are true to each varietal they work with. Not afraid of vineyards in the far reaches of any growing region, the Harms brothers are focusing their efforts on finding expressive fruit that produces vibrant and fresh wines. Without worrying about geographic boundaries, Ryan and Eric work with growers that farm sustainably and seek out the best expressions of their grapes. What matters to the brothers behind Christopher Michael Wines is finding fruit that will make a delicious wine, regardless of varietal or origin.
The 2014 vintage started off warm, bud break was early, and vineyards went through flowering under ideal conditions. Warm, dry conditions persisted throughout the season and resulted in the warmest summer on record. The unusually warm weather continued into the harvest window as we began to pick under optimal conditions. This was a rare year as both quality and quantity of fruit was very high. The resulting wines are showy with ripe fruit flavors and great concentration.
even concentration and weight. flavors of cherry cola, plums, cinnamon, and dark chocolate coat the mouth with the additional dimension and structure of lively tannin.
think, feel taste: blackberry, cherry, nutmeg