After several challenging vintages in a row, 2012 marked a nearly ideal growing season in the Napa Valley. The fruit developed slowly over a very mild summer lacking in heat spikes. Harvest occurred in mid October with fully ripened tannins and terrific color without excessive sugars. Unlike many vineyards in Napa Valley, the crop was of normal size due to our rocky soils and farming practice. Without doubt, 2012 was a hallmark vintage from this vineyard.
June 2, 2014
18 months; 40% new Chateau-style French oak & 10% new American oak. Unfiltered and unfined.