Palate

Rich layers of apricot, peach, almond and lemon drop are seamlessly integrated with yeasty and floral notes, highlighted by vibrant acidity. This balanced and complex wine is beautiful now but will continue to unfurl over the next several years.

Growing Conditions

Vineyards: Pahlmeyer Waters Ranch Estate & Atlas Peak

Bottling

The wine was bottled unfined on Aug. 17, 2009

Winemaking

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

Aging

The wine remained in 85% new French oak barrels for eleven months, during which time the lees were stirred weekly.