Nose

The complex and mouthwatering nose features blackberry compote, black raspberry and milk chocolate.

Palate

Juicy yet firmly structured with sweet tannins, this focused wine is approachable young yet will evolve gracefully with time. A complete wine in every way.

Growing Conditions

Vineyards: Pahlmeyer Estate Vineyard, Rancho Chimiles. To inquire about purchasing, please email or call 707-255-2321.

Bottling

Bottled unfined and unfiltered on April 22, 2009.

Winemaking

The clusters were hand-sorted, de-stemmed and the berries were hand-sorted again. After four to five days of cold maceration, the fruit began 100% native wild yeast fermentation in small open-top fermenters before being gently pressed and moved to barrel where it finished fermenting.

Aging

The wine aged in 75% new French oak barrels for eighteen months.