Nose

This wine presents fresh and bright aromatics of neroli and honeysuckle, grounded by notes of stone fruit and vanilla bean.

Palate

A silky, viscous mouthfeel supports the bursting flavors of melon and citrus. The long, mouthwatering finish has bright acidity with lingering grapefruit peel flavors and a hint of minerality.

Growing Conditions

The 2015 vintage reflects our steadfast dedication to create a stunning wine amidst a challenging growing season. An unusually warm spring led to early budbreak and accelerated vine growth, but upon bloom, weather turned cool slowing development. Summer’s considerable heat propelled the grapes into early flavor concentration, while spells of low temperatures delayed ripening. We took extra care in hand-sorting the fruit and used 100% free-run juice, resulting in a wine that gleams with intensity, complexity and bright acidity.

Winemaking

The grapes were hand-sorted and gently whole-cluster pressed. After settling overnight, the juice was racked to barrels for 100% native yeast barrel fermentation followed by malo-lactic fermentation.

Aging

The wine was aged in 85% new French oak barrels for eleven months on the lees, which were stirred weekly.

Appearance

Luminous gold in color,