Growing Conditions

1.5L/$135.00 The 2012 growing season was close to ideal with temperate and steady temperatures that produced a long, moderate growing season with extended hang time and even ripening

Bottling

Non-filtered.

Winemaking

88% Syrah and 12% Viognier, which we harvest at the same time and co-ferment. We like the inclusion of whole Syrah clusters in the fermentation and so add 25-30%; this seems to heighten the “Syrahness.” Other aspects of fermentation and élevage are the same as with all of our winemaking—native yeast and malolactic fermentations.

Aging

This vintage aged sur lies with monthly bâtonnage and rested 27 months in 100% new French barrels.