This wine displays aromas and flavors of stone fruit, honeydew melon,
lemon curd and notes of graham cracker. Well-balanced with crisp
acidity yet a rich feel on the palate ending in a smooth finish.
Complexities in this wine should develop nicely over the next five years
in bottle.

Growing Conditions

Scopus vineyard, farmed by Ulises Valdez. High elevation, eastern-facing
slopes. Climate cooled my San Francisco Bay morning fog throughout
growing season. Rocky, red volcanic soil.


Bottled February, 2016.


Whole cluster press
Native yeast fermentation in stainless steel tanks
100% malolactic fermentation


Aged sur lie with batonnage in oak barrels, 18 months in French Oak barrels, 100% once used