Napa Valley’s 2017 vintage was a memorable one. Abundant winter rains enabled healthy springtime growth and a series of powerful heat waves accelerated ripening through the summer. As a result, most of our fruit was safely in the cellar before the wine country wildfires broke out in early October. We worked diligently to manage fermentations through evacuation orders and electricity outages, and ruthlessly weeded out any fruit that risked smoke damage. Covert Estate’s 2017 wines exemplify the unwavering craftsmanship of our winemaking team. This wine is a blend of Clone 327 and the darker, more concentrated Clone 214, co-fermented in tank and aged in 60% New French Oak barrels for 20 months.
20 months in 60% New French Oak barrels