(2004 Vintage) Grapes are harvested at the coolest time of day, with the shortest possible interval of time between picking and delivery to the winery. Each variety is subject to a gentle crush, and a brief cold maceration, to enhance the extraction of flavor. After settling and clarification the musts are fermented at a low temperature for about 20 days in French oak and acacia wood barriques. The two varieties are then blended and aged a further four months. Careful attention is paid to the avoidance of malolactic fermentation.
Robert Parker(2006 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2013