* BLACKBERRY * JUNIPER * BLACK TEA *
Grown on the SCRIBE Estate pre-prohibition, this St. Laurent bottling is a contemporary homage to the Dresel's pioneering vineyard here on Arrowhead Mountain. 2021 marked our seventh year making this wine. The fruit comes from the 20-year-old Ricci Vineyard in the rolling hills of Los Carneros, 3 miles south of the SCRIBE Estate. This is the only St. Laurent vineyard in California.
2021 meteorological data: A dry winter with below-average rainfall and a cool start to spring kept the vines dormant late into March. The spring months stayed dry and cool, slowing shoot growth and contributing to low yields and small berries. Once under full canopy later in the season, the fruit developed evenly with concentrated flavor, color and texture. Harvest began on August 13th with favorable, temperate weather throughout the picking season.
soil type: Loam, alluvial clay
20.5 °Bx | pH 3.83 | TA 5.5 g/L | 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.