It boasts intense depth of flavor on the palate, opening with pure,
ripe black cherry and raspberry along with nuances of fresh earth and Darjeeling tea leaves.   
Round, supple tannins complement a long finish, which is highlighted with floral notes and
subtle minerality.

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.


 Fermented in small, open‐top stainless steel fermentors with indigenous yeasts
 5‐day cold soak, 15 days total maceration
 Hand‐punched cap
 Direct to press; 11% whole cluster
 Native malolactic fermentation in barrels


Aged 15 months in small French oak barrels; 75% new.


Bright magenta in color.