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