2016 was another in a string of excellent vintages for Napa winemaking. Generous winter rains brought much-needed rainfall to saturate the root zones and replenish reservoirs. Moderate temperatures and bright sunshine enabled the vines to thrive throughout the spring and summer, creating a balanced, optimal growing pace. Warm days and cool nights during harvest season allowed ripening to progress at an even pace, resulting in wines that display complex fruit flavors and balanced acidity.
Vineyard sources: Mountain and Valley floor Fruit - Circle R Vineyard, Spring Mountain Vineyard, Oak Knoll, Rutherford, Coombsville
20 months; 70% New French Oak