In 2007 we began farming this vineyard one mile from the Scribe Estate. Planted in equal parts Martini and Pommard clones, the vineyard’s Huichica loam soil and cool Carneros climate ripen this fruit at a steady, gradual pace. Harvested on August 25th, the grapes were delicately whole cluster pressed, to avoid color extraction. Any remaining color in the juice dropped out after a long, cold fermentation in stainless steel for 52 days. The wine was bottled on February 20, 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.
19.6 °Bx | pH 3.15 | TA 9.5 g/L | 11.5% alc.