La Combette comes from the little hill in the I Block of Hallberg Ranch, on the northern side of the vineyard. In French, La Combette means little rolling hill, which describes its location perfectly. There is a shallow layer of Goldridge Sandy Loam which has over time eroded and settled to lower lying areas of the vineyard making the hillside more characterized by the underlying clay soil. This gives the wine a unique character that is focused, bold and tannin driven. The palate is rich with an earth and spice profile, including dried herbs, coffee and toast. The fruit plays second fiddle with raspberry and blackberry flavors. Its character is assertive and rich, but not cloying and dried fruit and herb notes linger on the palate for a long finish.