Golden straw-colored in the glass, the wine opens with cinnamon and ripe peach, bolstered by aromas of melon, fig and pear. More fruity
than oral upon release, there’s nonetheless plenty of honeysuckle and spice, softening to green apple and vanilla.
Initially fused with lemon curd and ripe orange, there’s dynamic tension transitioning to the midpalate between the suppleness of summer stonefruit and the austere acid beneath. The
citrus lingers as well, amidst a billowy texture that bolsters the bare minerality, contrasted only by the whisper-soft hint of fresh baked bread.
Bright and fresh, ripe apricot along with orange marmalade lend a slight sweetness peppered
by toasted almond and clove.
On the heels of a relatively dry winter, March and April brought ample rain and cool temperatures, delaying budbreak in the vineyard. June ushered in a very typical, warm, Napa Valley summer punctuated by cool nights especially into August. As a result, ripening was slow yet consistent, requiring patience and precise attention to flavor development and
texture in the fruit. The vineyards were harvested over the course of an entire month, a luxury we took full advantage of.