Growing Conditions

The Lagier Meredith label is dedicated to wines made from estate-grown grapes. Most of our effort is in the vineyard, where we devote considerable time to fine tuning the balance between the leaf canopy and the fruit. Not too much crop, not too little, just the right amount for the best flavors that our site can produce. Our winemaking practices are minimal. No extended maceration. We use only neutral French oak barrels in order to minimize oak flavor. We started out growing only Syrah, but we now also grow Mondeuse, Malbec and Zinfandel. Mostly Syrah with small amounts of Mondeuse, Zinfandel and Malbec. Whole clusters went directly into the press and the juice was fermented in a mix of neutral oak and stainless steel barrels. This crisp and refreshing wine makes a fine apertif as well as a companion for your summer meals as well as your Thanksgiving turkey.