Nose

Aromas of almond paste and candied ginger, which in this vintage, are accented by a hint of lemon zest.

Palate

Creamy mouthfeel leads to delicious flavors of dried apricot and dried persimmon that are balanced by a more crisp and pleasantly tart note of starfruit.

Growing Conditions

Rugged vineyards planted in sparse soils at high altitude.

Harvest

Vintage 2017 began with restorative rains that replenished soils, helped support vine growth and fortified our vineyards through the Spring. We started harvest on Mount Veeder after Labor Day with yields looking promising, as the sugars and acids in the grapes showed incredible balance. The rest of the mountain fruit came off the vine quickly with the consistently warm weather.

Aging

100% Stainless steel fermented, 4 months in neutral oak

Food Pairing

Salty and sweet combinations like fresh peaches wrapped in Jamón Serrano. Steamed shellfish with chorizo. Boquerones with preserved lemons and pickled onions.