(From 2013 Vintage) Sourced from diverse vineyards located on the western edge of the Central Coast of California, the defining characteristic is coastal influence. San Luis Obispo County grapes from the west side of Paso Robles and pristine vineyards in Edna Valley provide a base of dense, black fruit and spice notes. With its loamy soils and cool maritime climate, Monterey County adds impeccable balance, layered red berry fruit and clean minerality. SAN LUIS OBISPO A warmer-than-average growing season with consistently dry weather led to an early harvest at optimal ripeness, yielding bright and balanced fruit. MONTEREY The persistent morning fog and long, mild growing season allowed the fruit longer hang time, resulting in excellent color extraction and bright acidity.
(From 2012 Vintage) Picked by hand in the cool of the coastal night, these grapes were hand-sorted before being destemmed with a high percentage of whole berries into stainless steel open-top fermentors. After a short cold soak, the fermentation took place with peak temperatures of 82° F to retain fresh fruit aromatics. The wine was then carefully transferred to French oak barriques where it aged for 8 months prior to bottling.