* CHERRY * ALPINE * SATSUMA PLUM *
2019 marked our fifth year making this wine. The fruit comes from the 20 year olf Ricci Vineyard in the rolling hills of Los Carneros, 3 miles south of the Scribe estate, on loam and alluvial clay soils. Harvested on October 11th, 2019, the grapes were native yeast fermented in stainless steel and had 25% whole cluster & inclusion. Watch the story on IGTV.
2019 meteorological data: Northern California experienced another cool and wet winter which kept the vines dormant through late March. The springtime brought a mix of heat spells followed by cool and wet weather. Our initial predictions were for a later harvest, but the warm summer months hastened the growing cycle of the vines. Harvest started for us August 14th with Rose of Pinot Noir and ended with our Atlas West Cabernet Sauvignon in mid-October.
soil type: Loam, alluvial clay
21.2 °Bx | pH 3.81 | TA 4.9 g/L | 11.5% alc.