Every vintage and harvest presents a unique set of obstacles, and we approach every year ready to face the challenge. Vintage 2019 began with occasional rains and cooler temperatures, which brought soil saturation and allowed fruit to mature steadily. Summer helped the grapes to ripen, and the warm days and cool nights of the Fall fostered gradual sugar accumulation and longer hang times. Harvest began slightly later than normal in some areas, with fruit picked at its peak, promising exceptional flavor in the bottle.
TASTE WITH THE WINEMAKER
“On the nose, this wine presents notes of juicy, ripe black plum, blackberry jam and vanilla. The aromas are welcoming, filling the senses and leading to a velvety entry of dark fruit flavors, vanilla spice and a long cocoa finish highlighted by supple tannin.”
–Stephanie Pope, Winemaker
Coffee and herb crusted lamb chops, duck confit, chicken mole, wild mushrooms, dried figs and dates with blue cheese and balsamic syrup.
- Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef