An aromatic symphony of black raspberry,
vanilla and fresh‐baked brioche.
The palate, silky and well‐balanced, weaves together fresh‐
picked blackberry, dark red cherry and anise with floral notes. Plum and boysenberry
harmonize with Darjeeling tea over the long, expressive finish supported by firm, round
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.
Fermented in small, open‐top stainless steel fermentors with indigenous yeasts
5‐day cold soak, 15 day total maceration
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aged 11 months in small French oak barrels; 50% new.
A deep, garnet hue.