Nose

This wine bursts with aromatics of honey, caramelized green apple and mandarin orange.

Palate

Its rich entry reveals soft notes of peach lifted by well-structured acidity. A mouth-watering finish reveals notes of graphite, nectarine and blanched heirloom apple and a touch of vanilla spice.

Growing Conditions

Drought-like weather and consistently mild temperatures created favorable growing conditions throughout the 2013 growing season. The fruit was able to ripen fully and develop aromatic intensity, yet maintained bright freshness and acidity. Despite being the earliest harvest in years, our 2013 wines are stunning in their rich coloring and outstanding complexity. Vineyards: Pahlmeyer Estate, Wayfarer Estate, Ritchie and Atlas Peak

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 malolactic fermentation.

Aging

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

Appearance

Bright and brilliant with golden hues.