golden delicious apple, pear, baking spices, caramel and a touch of exotic citrus.
is intoxicatingly powerful, offering concentrated vanilla, caramel, cinnamon and toasty spice
flavors. Layers of minerality lead to a seemingly endless finish.
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.
Clonal Selection: Wente
Unblended, unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2012.
Whole cluster, direct to press, cold
Barrel‐fermented with indigenous yeasts; 5 months to completion
Concurrent, spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aged 15 months in François Frères, Seguin Moreau and Calvin French oak barrels; 80% ne. Aged sur lies; biweekly bâtonnage.
A tantalizing golden opal hue.