Nose

Aromas of white flowers, baked pear tart, nectarine and toasted almond shortbread.

Palate

The palate is fullbodied with flavors of Asian guava and key lime. The lengthy finish and bright acidity leaves you asking for more.

Growing Conditions

2013 was a phenomenal growing season in just about every way. A warm, dry spring led to early bud break, limited canopy vigor and berry size, and created ideal conditions through bloom and fruit set. An abundance of long sunny days, with only one heat spike in early July, resulted in even ripening and an early harvest with exceptional flavor development. The 2013 vintage offers very high quality wines that are striking in their balance and expression. Properties: Ross Station Estate, Edward James Estate, Ellen Lane Estate, O’Connor, Ulises Valdez Clonal Selections: Wente, Bato, Calera, 15, Mt. Eden

Bottling

Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2015

Winemaking

 Whole cluster pressed while still cold from the field  Barrel fermented with indigenous yeasts; 4 months to completion  Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels

Aging

Aged 12 months in French Oak barrels; 47% new; Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage. Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, Francois Frères, Marques, Gauthier, Remond

Appearance

This blend of top Russian River Valley vineyards displays a brilliant golden color.