Nose

Warm berry cobbler, mocha, dusty violet, cigar box

Palate

TASTES LIKE: dark plum, smoked meats, blackberry, fig, olive MOUTHFEEL: dusty tannins and elegant acidity, with great balance and fruit weight

Growing Conditions

32% Stone Valley, 25% Les Collines, 23% Seven Hills, 13% Summit View, 7% Pepper Bridge

Harvest

The 2018 growing season kicked off with a nice, even spring. July brought in hotter temperatures, as well as some smoke from surrounding fires. But by the second week of August, the weather cooled off considerably to usher in one of the most ideal ripening seasons in recent history. September brought beautiful, mild weather, offering the fruit several extra weeks to hang during long, sun-filled fall days. Harvest wrapped up on October 15th, producing wines that are balanced with great fruit expression. A harvest to remember, indeed!

Bottling

January 2021

Winemaking

100% estate, sustainably farmed. Founding member of VINEA

Aging

100% French oak - 16% New, 84% Neutral; 45% 500L puncheon

Food Pairing

Lamb gyro, grilled meats and vegetables, beef stew, gouda