Growing Conditions

The 2018 vintage was a joy to behold. Early budbreak was slowed by threats of spring frost. A cold, gray spring gave way to a mild, pleasant summer. Every forecasted heatwave fizzled, while the harvest monsoon became a light dusting of rain over eastern region of Los Carneros. For the grapes, this meant ample hang time with no need to rush during harvest. The wines have terrific concentration and have retained all their crispness and vitality.


With a cool and long growing season, our 2018 Estate Pinot Noir brims with bright red and black fruits chock full of verve. Notes of lilac and ginger weave into the fresh berry, cherry and plum notes with a hint of sandalwood and allspice.