In 1942, the last Brown Bear was spotted in Northern California…at least that’s what we thought. Turns out that the kids who attended the Bar 49 Summer Camp on the Keith Family land (now known as Maxville) had a run in with a Brown Bear in the 60’s. He was legendary, the stuff of folklore…the subject of campfire circle stories for decades. His name was Big Max.
Green apple and honeysuckle aromas followed by stone fruit, white peach, vanilla, and apricot cross your palate releasing a crisp yet toasty flavor with a salivating acidity and long finish.
Black cherry and plum fruits with toasty oak and vanilla aromas accented by savory notes of spicy raspberry and wild herbs cross your palate in this red blend, creating a juicy entrance with a full midpalate, soft tannins, and a lingering finish.
Smooth, medium-to-full bodied entry opens nicely on the palate to reveal waves of rich black cherry, cassis spice and creamy oak. The powerful fruit flavors and well-balanced, firm tannins carry through for a long savory finish.
Pear, apple and citrus flavors continue from the aroma across the palate in a clean, crisp refreshing entry, changing to a creamy mid-palate packed with fruit and texture. The bright acidity energizes the palate, leading to an elegant and lengthy finish.