Full of character and nuance, the palate is composed and delineated with fresh and ripe red fruits layered with savory, spice and mineral notes.
Displaying a ruby robe in the glass, detailed and complex aromas emerge of raspberry, red cherry and spiced orange peel accentuated by floral, flint and spice tones. Full of character and nuance, the palate is composed and delineated with fresh and ripe red fruits layered with savory, spice and mineral notes.
The wine delivers freshness, purity and a delicacy that unfolds effortlessly with both charm and complexity. This wine can be consumed in its youth but will continue to reward cellaring over the next seven years.
The 2019 vintage began with steady precipitation throughout the winter months, with a record of eighteen inches of rainfall occurring in February. On top of the wet conditions, cooler weather in February and March caused a later start to the growing season in April. An additional four inches of rain in May created healthy and strong vigor and growth in the vines through the end of July. The wet conditions of the spring were followed by a dry summer culminating with a warm August, allowing for optimal ripening conditions following veraison.
With the abundant winter and spring rainfall and our dedication to farming without irrigation, we were able to dry farm 75% of our vineyards in 2019. The warm and dry conditions allowed the grapes to fully ripen, and harvest began with Sauvignon Blanc on August 27th and continued gradually throughout the first half of September. A dry heat wave beginning on September 24th accelerated the harvest, which was completed by October 7th. The 2019 wines will be defined by purity of fruit and bright freshness.