Plum, cocoa and essence of roasted coffee beans mingle with blackberry, bing cherry, pomegranate, fresh
raspberry compote and hints of lavender. Soft and plush yet solid in structure.
Vineyards: Pahlmeyer Estate Vineyard, Rancho Chimiles.
To inquire about purchasing, please email or call 707-255-2321.
It was bottled unfined and unfiltered on April 19, 2010.
The grape clusters were hand-sorted, and once de-stemmed, the berries were sorted again by hand on the way
to tank. After four to five days of pre-fermentation cold maceration in small open-top fermentors, the fruit
began 100% native wild yeast fermentation. Two to three weeks later, the fruit was gently pressed and moved
to barrel where it finished primary and secondary fermentations.
The wine continued to age in 80% new
French oak – a combination of Taransaud and St. Martin barrels – for eighteen months.