Wine Maker Notes:
This wine is produced from small, concentrated berries carefully hand-harvested from our hillside vineyards, consisting of approximately five acres on our Mountain Estate property. Upon entering the winery, grapes were gently de-stemmed and hand-sorted for gravity filling into the fermentor. Fermentation temperatures were kept at modest levels to retain brighter aromatics and flavors with less astringent tannins. The wine received 10-day maceration and was then gravity-filled directly into Hungarian Puncheon oak barrels and cave-aged for 16 months, then aged an additional eight months in bottle prior to release.