Ano Gastra, Naoussa, Greece
100% Xinomavro from the small 6-acre Karydas family estate on the island of Paros. Konstantinos and Petros work with Ximomavro exclusively, and there is no better house that captures the rustic expression of this tannic and earthy red Grecian grape. Fermented in concrete tank and aged neural barrel for 2 years before release, expressing violets and chicory on the nose, with tannic black cherries, cinnamon and clove, herbs, and dried figs on the palate. Everything a Cabernet drinker would love with the elegance of the old-world Greek countryside.