sweet oak flavors and
subtle texture from the sur lies aging and
malo-lactic fermentation, give the wine a
delicious mouthfeel and lengthy finish.
The 2002 vintage was extremely compressed, and followed a long, cool growing season. A cool Spring saw some
frosts in April and this was followed by light rains in May. Following veraison in July, growing conditions were
truly ideal with warm days and cool, even cold nights. A few manageable heat spikes in late September and early
October brought the fruit to full maturity. A brief heat wave during harvest had growers scrambling but
temperatures dropped to season normals and the remaining grapes matured slowly and evenly.
6 months in oak
fish and pasta dishes,