Palate

Layers of honeysuckle, pear and lemongrass all supported by vibrant acidity and rich texture

Growing Conditions

Sandy loam soil; bordering the Sonoma Creek on the eastside and Fowler Creek running through the vineyard. A warm Spring led to early bud break and bloom, while a cold May reduced fruit set and kept yields in check. Final ripening happened at a steady state and contributed to an early harvest with high fruit quality.

Harvest

Hand harvested at night, fruit is on the crush pad by sunrise. Harvest Dates: 8/26, 9/5, 9/7, 9/8

Winemaking

The grapes are whole cluster pressed, and the wine is barrel fermented with light lees.

Aging

10 months in 30% new French oak barrels and puncheons; 6% 1-year old French Oak barrels & 64% neutral oak .