Layers of honeysuckle, pear and lemongrass all supported by vibrant acidity and rich texture
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.
Hand harvested at night, fruit is on the crush pad by sunrise.
Harvest Dates: 8/26, 9/5, 9/7, 9/8
grapes are whole cluster pressed, and the wine is barrel fermented
with light lees.
10 months in 30% new French oak barrels and puncheons; 6%
1-year old French Oak barrels & 64% neutral oak .