Nose

honeydew melon, squash blossom, nutmeg, and nectarine.

Palate

peaches and stone fruits, some vanilla

Growing Conditions

Vintage 2016 had near perfect weather and continues the streak of great California vintages. Winter gave us our average amount of rainfall followed by a warm spring that allowed most varieties to set a nice crop. August cooled things off and allowed some increase in hang time and we didn’t see any major heat spikes during September and October.

Aging

stainless steel and neutral French Oak

Food Pairing

Nectarines and macadamia nuts with honey; fennel-dusted sea scallops or halibut; butter lettuce, shaved fennel and radishes.