It leaps from the glass with expressive aromatics of boysenberry, violets,
gingerbread and earth.
The youthful acidity and soft tannins provide a luxurious mouthfeel that
leads to a lingering finish of peat moss and dried lavender.
2013 was a phenomenal growing season in just about every way. A warm, dry spring
led to early bud break, limited canopy vigor and berry size, and created ideal conditions through
bloom and fruit set. An abundance of long sunny days, with only one heat spike in early July,
resulted in even ripening and an early harvest with exceptional flavor development. The 2013
vintage offers very high quality wines that are striking in their balance and expression.
Clonal Selection: Calera
Hand harvested at night
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2015
Hand sorted, cold; 3% whole cluster inclusion
6 day cold soak, 17 days total maceration
Fermented with indigenous yeasts in small, open-top, stainless steel tanks
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel
Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 73% new
Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, Francois Frères