Very bright and deep ruby red. Complex and intense, with lots of fresh red fruit, raspberry, and cherries mixed with harmonious notes of blond tobacco and light floral touches. It shows a dominance of red fruit well accompanied by sweet spices, balsamic touches and flavor reminiscent of hazelnuts, walnuts and coffee from the barrel. VIK 2010 has a great firm structure. Pair with red meats and game.
Spring 2009 saw lower than average temperatures except for the months of October and December and 30% less overall rainfall. These lower temperatures affected flowering in November and resulted in decreased final yields. Annual plant development was helped by the sunny weather experienced during the second half of December and resulted in only a 10-day delay. January and February had cool days and nights with daily fresh breezes from the Pacific Ocean preserving the freshness of the fruit and thereby keeping sugar levels low resulting in lower alcohol content for the wine.