For the wine snob: Grapes from 2 vineyards were selected for this special wine, using clones 943, Pommard 4 and 115. Each batch was hand harvested and transported to the winery in ½ Ton picking bins. Our team hand sorted the fruit by cluster before gently placing the bunches in fermentation bins with dry ice to begin its native fermentation. Daily hand punch downs were performed and the grapes were gently basket pressed when dry. The wines aged in neutral French oak for 6 months before being blended and returned to barrel for another 10 months in barrel. The wine was bottled in November 2022.
For the rest of us: Floral hibiscus, lavender, and dried cranberry aromas are met with a redwood forest floor and graphite nose. On the palate, juicy cherry fruit carries a long and savory finish that evolves beautifully.