Nose

Expressive aromas of ripe stone fruits, oyster shell, apple blossom and meyer lemon.

Palate

The palate shows flavors of tropical fruits, light barrel notes, granny smith apple and flinty minerality.

Growing Conditions

• Warm springtime temperatures lead to early bud break • Moderate early summer temperatures allowed for ideal bloom and fruit set • Cooler than average temperatures continued allowing fruit to ripen gradually, leading to lower sugars and higher natural acidity • These cooler temperatures extended the growing season for optimal flavor development across all varietals

Harvest

• Harvest started on September 2nd and continued into mid-October • Hand-harvested grapes • Picked early in the morning

Bottling

• Cross-flow filtration prior to bottling • Bottling Date: February 22, 2018

Winemaking

• Whole cluster pressed to stainless steel to settle out solids • Fermentation took place in neutral French Oak barrels, with 25% New • Full malolactic fermentation in oak

Aging

• The wine was aged sur lie for 6 months, 15 months total aging