Refreshing aromas of cherries, blackberries and walnuts with attractive sweet tannins and a velvety texture.
This wine is produced from grapes grown on Howell Mountain from Las Posadas Road just outside Rancho La Jota. As usual, respect of the terroir and integrity of the fruit is the key to our winemaking philosophy. This is our first wine from Howell Mountain.
All handpicked on October 11, 18 and 23, and destemmed by hand.
Unfiltered and unfined.
After a 5-day cold soak at 37°F, the fermentation took place in a T-Bin and our temperature controlled new French barrels. Following the alcoholic fermentation and extended maceration, the wine was barreled and aged for 20 months in 100 percent French oak barrels, with malolactic fermentation in barrels.