Palate

Full bodied with smoky and roasted nut scents. Complex, rich and powerful.

Growing Conditions

Vineyards: Berlenbach Vineyard, Guman Vineyard Sold out.

Bottling

The wine was bottled neither filtered nor fined.

Winemaking

Harvested October 1, 1998 from the Berlenbach Vineyard, high on the eastern slopes of the Coombsville region in southeastern Napa Valley. Harvested at 23.4 brix, the grapes were barrel-fermented on native yeasts and aged in 100% new François Frères French oak barrels for 10 months. The wine also progressed through 100% malolactic fermentation.