Highlighting the terroir of the Russian River Valley has aromas of
cherry, raspberry, cola, forest floor and vanilla.
Rich and round in the mouth, the fine tannins
and fresh acidity give a long, generous finish.
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
Properties: Katherine Lindsay Estate, Ulises Valdez, Fraenkle, Bellflower, Walker Station
Clonal Selection: Beba, Calera, Swan, d115, 667, 777, d114
Hand-harvested, picked at night.
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled August 2014.
Hand-sorted while still cold from the field; 4% whole cluster
5-day cold soak, 15 day maceration
Fermented in small, open-top stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
Gentle punchdowns and pumpovers
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aged 15 months in French Oak barrels; 44% new.
Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, Francois Frères, Marques, Remond
Deep ruby colored wine