The 2017 growing season began with sustained and intense rainfall. Prolonged heat in July was followed by much-needed cooler weather in August allowing for complex flavor development. Strong heat in September brought challenges, but our dry-farmed vines were able to thrive in the warm conditions. Cool marine air arrived just in time for harvest, a welcome respite for a challenging growing season.
Vibrant aromas of honeysuckle and citrus blossom are balanced with rich flavors of Meyer lemon, pear, lemon custard and wet stone. Subtle oak notes of sugar cookie and vanilla round out a rich mouthfeel with a long, full finish.
Sourced from a small selection of family-owned vineyards on the Sonoma Coast as well as our Camp Meeting Ridge estate. Each vineyard is carefully chosen for its farming practices, coastal influence and fruit standards.
100% French Oak (18% new) for 11 months. Aged for 3 months on lees in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling.