"We now control 100% of our source vineyards. With the exception of the petite sirah fraction, the vines are over 65 years old, and some were planted before 1900 in the sandy loam soils of Lodi. The winemaking, too, is entirely in our hands. Old low-yielding vines plus greater control and care at harvest, fermentation and barrel ageing yield a better wine that is noticeably darker in color than its predecessors. And the aromas are fuller, with a rich and focused core of white pepper, red plum, wi...
Wine Enthusiast(2000 Vintage)