(From 2012 Vintage) A unique combination of barrel fermentation followed by extended “sur lie” aging in concrete vats. Balance and restraint in a varietal not always associated with these traits
(From 2011 Vintage) This is a dry wine of substantial scale that carries itself well, as it retains a delicacy to complement food, not overwhelm. The alcohol is kept low, the acidity high, and the flavors crisp and refreshing.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesDespite the joys of its rich and ripe aromas keyed first on sweet apples and seemingly filled out by oak and roasted grain notes, this wine is held back in the mouth by the winery's penchant for understatement. Instead of repeating its richness, the wine finds a narrower line of flavor and ends with increasing angles to the detriment of what comes before.