This wine is seductively aromatic with golden delicious apple, rich
caramel, custard and baked apple pie.   


The richly textured, creamy palate is layered with
sugared lemon zest and stone fruit and a touch of toasty spice.  These succulent flavors reign
over a lingering finish accented with wet slate.

Growing Conditions

2010 began with a wet winter and spring across Sonoma County.  Summer
was cool, though as harvest approached temperatures rose.   Our pinot noir and chardonnay
ripened fully and evenly, allowing sugars and acid to develop in balance.   The wines from
2010 are bright, expressive and elegant.  


Hand‐harvested grapes.


Unblended, unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2012.


 Whole cluster, direct to press, cold
 Barrel‐fermented with indigenous yeasts; 4 months to completion
 Voluntary malolactic fermentation in barrels


Aged 15 months in French oak barrels; 75% new. Aged sur lies; biweekly bâtonnage.

Coopers: Cadus, François Frères and Louis Latour


Pale straw in color.