2017 marked our third year working with the rare St. Laurent from Ricci Vineyard in Carneros, which sits between the SCRIBE Estate and the San Pablo Bay to the south. This is the only known vineyard of its kind in California. Hand-harvested on August 31st, 2018 at 19.0 Brix, fermented 50% whole cluster & 50% destemmed in stainless steel, with 11 days on the skins and neutral barrel-aged for six months. Bottled on February 21st, 2018.
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.