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 2004 vintage yielded fruit bearing the imprint of an early spring, a slow and steady ripening period that ended
with a fast, hot finish several weeks ahead of traditional harvest timelines. Warm, consistent summer weather was
bracketed by an early spring bud break, and several late summer hot spells, creating growing conditions that allowed
for one of the earliest harvests in almost a decade. Overall yields were lower than expected and the resulting wines
show inky color, ripe fruit flavors and great natural acidity.


38% barrel (7 mos), 62% tank,
19% malo-lactic