Nose

Floral, tropical-passionfruit and guava, citrus, mandarin, kumquat and lemon-lime.

Palate

Refreshing acidity, rosehips, ginger, hazelnut, candied orange. Mango, lime citrus finish.

Growing Conditions

Vineyard Composition: Sonoma County 52%, Napa County 48%. 11% Calistoga Vineyard: estate owned, sustainably farmed, bale loam soil, 11 planted acres. 25% Healdsburg Estate Vineyard: estate owned, sustainably farmed, gravelly loam soil, 11.43 planted acres. 37% Oakville Ranch Vineyard: estate owned, sustainably farmed, cole silt loam soil. 13.52 planted acres. 27% Merino Estate Vineyard: estate owned, sustainably farmed, wright gravelly loam soil, 19.1 planted acres.

Harvest

August 11 – September 15, 2016

Aging

Wood: 39%, 5 months; Drums: 18%; Tank: 42%; Concrete Barrel: >1%, 1.5 months

Appearance

Straw with a hint of chartreuse.

Food Pairing

Prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe, north coast halibut with thyme butter sauce, pork bahn mi.