The aromas jump out of the glass reminiscent of figs, kiwi, grapefruit and bougainvillea.
The flavors are of kiwi, toasted pine nuts, figs, grapefruit and lemongrass. The finish is amazingly long for such a bright wine with all of the aromatic lift.
The 2015 growing season in Napa Valley started out with unseasonably warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring. This resulted in an early bud-break and bloom. Colder temperatures in May (during the peak of bloom) caused uneven fruit set which ultimately resulted in much smaller crop in 2015, compared to both average yields and also the three abundant years that preceded it. The harvest was one of the earliest on record in Napa Valley. While ongoing drought was of great concern to farmers around California, Napa Valley received 75 percent of normal rainfall for the water year, bringing far fewer water concerns forNapa Valley's vintners.
The wines were fermented in stainless steel, concrete eggs, new and neutral French oak, and further aged on the natural lees in each of these containers for almost seven months.