Mineral aromas—that wet-stone, gravel, non-fruity component—as well as apple, cardamom, vanilla, toasted
hazelnut, basil, and a slight hint of orange peel.


All components are in harmony, offering a rich yet balanced and
lively mouth with broad flavors that evolve on the palate.

Growing Conditions

After the marvelous 2012 vintage, we were rewarded again in 2013, with a nearly perfect growing
season. A warm dry spring got the vines off to an early start and also set an excellent crop. That early start
translated into an early harvest as well, beginning with our Sauvignon Blanc and Albariño on August 29, followed
a couple of weeks later with our Chardonnay. I call it a “leisurely” harvest, not forced to pick for fear of rain or
extreme heat. When the winemaker is relaxed, so is the wine!


Bottling Date: July 31, 2014.


Grapes were whole-clustered pressed, settled overnight and then racked to barrel. Each barrel was
inoculated with a yeast strain chosen for its ability to ferment slowly and not generate much heat, critical in barrel
fermentation. The goal was to preserve aromatics and add complexity.


The wine was aged sur-lie for 10 months


Our 2013 displays a slight golden color