The soulful expression of a single “suitcase clone,” The Traveler pays homage to the legendary journey of the original vine cutting from Burgundy’s most revered vineyard. Our 2013 vintage is beguiling in its interplay of power and purity. Provocative aromas of raspberry, violet and lilac mingle with delicate notes of forest floor, juniper berry and oolong tea. The entry is luxurious and supple with flavors of ripe boysenberry and red plum, driven forward by a focused acidity that recalls cranberry and rhubarb, then ascending through an endless finish warmed with notes of vanilla bean and toasted almond. It is a wine to patiently cellar, as it will best reveal its mysteries after five to seven years in bottle and will age beautifully for another ten years beyond.