ALLOCATED TO THE SVS
2018 marked our fourth year working with the Ricci Vineyard in the rolling hills of Los Carneros south of Scribe. In 2001, Dale Ricci planted this unique vineyard of the native Austrian St. Laurent on loam and alluvial clay. Harvested on September 28th, 2018, the grapes were native yeast fermented in stainless steel and concrete with 50% whole cluster & inclusion.
2018 meteorological data: After several years of drought and the North Bay fires at the end of the 2017 harvest, the 2018 vintage was a welcome return to "normal." The winter was cool and with steady rainfall that delayed bud break by about 3-4 weeks compared to the previous years of drought & irregularly warm winters. The flowering period had a minimal amount of rain and wind which provided for nearly ideal fruit set. The rest of the growing season we experienced cool and foggy mornings that allowed for the grapes to ripen slowly. We had our longest harvest to-date starting on August 22nd and ending on October 30th.
soil type: Loam, alluvial clay
19.89 °Bx | pH 3.84 | TA 5.4 g/L
Bottled on April 19, 2019 | 11.5% alc.
SCRIBE St. Laurent is one of our limited production wines released throughout the year to SVS members. To find out more information about joining the SVS to gain access to these specialty wines and other member benefits, click here or call us at 707.939.1858.