2017 marked our third year working with The Ricci Vineyard in Los Carneros, which neighbors the SCRIBE Estate to the South. In 2001, Dale Ricci planted this unique vineyard of the native Austrian St. Laurent on loam and alluvial clay.
2017 meteorological data:After much needed, record-breaking winter rains lingered into early Spring, the vines came out of dormancy in mid March. Wet soils and mild temperatures moved the vines through to veraison with ease, before several heat waves jumpstarted an early, quick harvest.
soil type: Loam, alluvial clay
19 °Bx | pH 3.69 | TA 5.9 g/L
Bottled on February 21, 2018 | 11.5% alc.