Vanilla aromas


sweet oak flavors and a
subtle cream texture from the sur lies aging and malolactic
fermentation, give the wine a delicious
mouthfeel and lengthy finish

Growing Conditions

The 2005 growing season began with wet weather, followed by a dry period in March. Rainfall continued well into
spring with later than usual bloom and set and we experienced unseasonable rain into June. The cool weather
continued into summer with few heat spikes. As September approached we were concerned that the larger than
normal crop would not mature as fog prevailed well into the harvest season, keeping daytime temperatures cool.
The long cool growing season gave us excellent wines with beautiful structure, great color and high natural acidity.


23% barrel (4 mos), 77% tank,
23% malo-lactic