(2014) Crossbarns is not a second wine as such, but an entirely separate label with its own winery (based in an old apple barn). "It's its own entity with its own winemaking staff," says Paul. It uses "Hand-me-down oak from the Paul Hobbs programme," with very little new oak. There's a small percentage of whole bunches with stems in the fermentation and maceration. Very good, deep colour, with an intense cherry aroma and incense-like notes of spices and Sandalwood. The palate has just deliciously focused fruit. There is also spice, a touch of briar and rhubarb/sappiness, and delicate floral notes amongst the power of the tannin and alcohol firmness. Lovely length with deep layers of flavour and texture.