Great wine begins with great fruit and the relationship between terroir, rootstock, clone and vineyard methods is at the heart of it. For the 2016 vintage, we selected pristine vineyards from the coolest parts of the Sonoma Coast to showcase the very best that the region has to offer. The wine was barrel fermented and aged sur lie in French, Hungarian and American oak for 8 months, 25 of which were new. Aromas of brioche, lemon meringue, golden delicious apple, and baking spice emerge. The palate is filled with apple, peach and honeysuckle at the forefront with a touch of lemon zest and vanilla. A crisp minerality and bright acidity lingers on the finish.
The 2016 vintage in the Sonoma Coast is characterized by its compact harvest and high quality fruit. Moderate temperatures in spring were followed by warm summer months. This allowed for even ripening and balanced flavors. Cooler than usual weather in September slowed ripening, but the fruit entered the winery in optimum condition. Harvest occurred from September 14 September 16, 2016.
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