2016 saw another nearly perfect vintage in the Napa Valley. Winter precipitation afforded relief from drought concerns but a very nice Spring and mild Summer brought slightly less than average yields, smaller clusters and more concentration in the fruit. Mid October brought substantial rains to the region, the first in quite some years, however we were fortunate to already have all of our grapes in.
Four day cold maceration followed by eight days of fermentation. Daily pumpovers during active fermentation at 88°F. 28 days total vat time followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel.
Aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels (50% new).