2018 Pamelita Reserve

2018 Pamelita Reserve

Refined tannins so chiseled and finely threaded throughout, that the palate feels unlimited in length and density.

Unwinding in the glass with a dark ruby hue, a bouquet of raspberry, wild blackberry and mandarin rind emerges steeped with distinctive ferrous notes and olive, violet and mint. The refined tannins are so chiseled and finely threaded throughout, that the palate feels unlimited in length and density, unraveling and showing layers upon layers of textural complexity. A beaming minerality streaks across the palate carrying and lifting the wine’s prolonged finish.

With a finesse that can be opened and enjoyed over the near term, the wine has the capacity to continue to develop over the next twenty-five years of cellaring.

The 2018 winter was warmer and drier than average with only eight inches of rain. Fortunately, that pattern was reversed in March and April with an additional eight inches, normalizing vine vigor. Though spring and summer were the coolest we have seen in six years, the seasons aligned with average temperatures from the past twenty years. Continuing our transition to dry farming, we farmed 75% of our vineyards without a single irrigation. The gentle accumulation of heat through the summer led to an extended season, allowing the grapes to fully ripen with lots of phenolic complexity and maturation. Harvest began on August 30th and was completed on October 17th. Aside from rain showers at the beginning of October, the benevolent fall weather pattern allowed us to pick at optimal ripeness, yielding wines of elegant and precocious potential.

  • Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Production: 135 Cases
  • Appellation: Sonoma Valley
  • Vineyard: 100% Nuns Canyon Vineyard
  • Fermentation: 100% Stainless Steel Tanks
  • Aging: 20 Months, 23% New French Oak Barrels, 77% Neutral French Oak Barrels
  • Bottling Date: July 15, 2020
  • Harvest Dates: October 8 – October 11, 2018
  • Alcohol: 14.5%