Nose

Bursting with complex notes of rich spice, honeysuckle, lemon curd and fresh brioche.

Palate

One of the more textural wines in the portfolio, this bottling’s depth, minerality and tension combine to convey an impression of restrained power.

Growing Conditions

2014 was the third straight outstanding growing season in a row, following the excellent 2012 and 2013 vintages. Dry winter and spring conditions limited canopy vigor, and a warm growing season with a lack of extreme heat spikes resulted in prolonged, even ripening through harvest. The resulting wines possess great site specificity, depth and quality.

Harvest

Hand-harvested, picked at night

Bottling

Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2016.

Winemaking

 Whole cluster pressed while still cold from the field  Barrel fermented with indigenous yeasts; 8 months to completion  Spontaneous malolactic fermentation concurrent with alcoholic fermentation

Aging

Aged 15 months in French oak barrels; 73% new. Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage Coopers: François Frères, Cadus, Damy, and Louis Latour

Appearance

Opalescent golden straw in color,