Ovis (Latin for sheep) . . . is a small lot of wine that pays homage to the flock of sheep that help control the cover crops and weeds in the vineyards. The sheep and the dedicated Great Pyrenees guard dogs are the foundation of Clay Shannon’s sustainable farming practices. His love of protecting mother earth creates fertile lands that produce this extraordinary wine that he and his family offer to you with pride.
Amazing wine takes time. From Round Mountain Vineyard we have produced this rich, wonderfully aromatic and mouth filling wine. It took three years to find the best block of Cabernet on our Home Ranch and two years aging in barrel to let the fruit components and tannin meld naturally. Aromas of dried fruits, black currants, toasted hazelnuts, and dark chocolate fuse with flavors of savory herbs, worn leather, dried cherries and French oak resonate up through the glass. Slow wine is the best wine.
Time in Barrel: 30 months. 40% new oak, 90% French oak selections
Cases Produced: 1,618 (2016)
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