This wine opens in the glass to reveal
expressive aromas of exotic spices, vanilla bean, jasmine, white currant and yellow peach.
mineral on the palate, its marriage of amplitude and purity is striking. Aged 15 months in
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.
Clonal Selection: Hudson Wente, Calera
Hand-harvested, picked at night
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2016.
Whole cluster pressed while still cold from the filed
Barrel fermented with indigenous yeasts; 8 months to completion
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation concurrent
Aged 15 months in French oak barrels; 59% new. Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage
Coopers: François Frères, Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour and Gauthier
Pearlescent pale straw in hue.