It displays lively aromas of tropical
fruits, lemon custard and fresh figs.
Richly textured and fully elegant, the structured palate
comes alive with succulent flavors of orange blossom, citrus oil, fresh pear and dulce de leche.
A creamy, seemingly unstoppable finish is enhanced by the wine’s hallmark crushed mineral
2009 began with an abundance of spring rain followed by mild, steady
summer temperatures that set the stage for nearly ideal pinot noir and chardonnay growing
conditions. The well-set fruit ripened slowly allowing for an excellent balance of sugars and
acids to develop. The resulting wines can be characterized as elegant and rich with
profound depth and structure.
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled August 2010.
Whole cluster, direct to press, cold
Barrel-fermented with indigenous yeasts; 2 months to completion
Concurrent spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aged 11 months in French oak barrels; 63% new; Aged sur lies; biweekly bâtonnage.
A lustrous golden hue.