Ruby-red hued and aromatic with notes of boysenberry pie, milk cocoa and mineral, this
terroir driven wine showcases the iron-rich “Sebastopol Series” Goldridge soils of our
Katherine Lindsay Estate Vineyard.
Striking in its complexity and concentration, flavors of
cranberry, cola, and clove unfold gracefully over the palate. Fine tannins and youthful acidity
frame berry notes that persist through the long finish.
The 2012 growing season has been described by many as “textbook perfect”.
Temperate summer days moderated plant growth, contributing to smaller cluster and berry
size during lag phase, leading to increased concentration of flavors. An idyllic Indian summer
finished the maturation process, producing fruit with exceptional character and intensity.
Hand harvested at night.
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2014.
Hand sorted, cold; 4% whole cluster inclusion
5 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, 64% new.
Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, Francois Frères, Marques.