Flux Red 2010
The aromas are powerfully vibrant with a surging ripe bouquet of candied raspberries, bacon fat—Yes! A core of black cherries, purple strawberries, black pomegranate, and milk chocolate join the cornucopia of sexiness! Secondary notes of black tea, orange peel, creamy minerals, fruitcake, and a whiff of cigar box add even more dimension. While completely dry, the entry is sweet and plush, exhibiting structured balance between acid and the supple tannins.
Mark Herold’s fascination with wine started in his childhood home in Panama City. On his twelfth birthday he liberated a bottle of Port from his father's cellar. Undeterred from the horrendous hangover that followed the next morning, he set about to learn as much as he could about wine. After completing his academic career at the University of Davis with a Ph.D. in Ecology with an emphasis in nutritional biochemistry, he started his first foray into the wine world at Joseph Phelps Vineyards as the Research Enologist. Here Mark was able to bridge the scientific method with winemaking to determine the best approach to making the best expression of wine quality and seamless oak integration.