||August 30 & September 3, 2014
94 Points, Wine Enthusiast, April 2017
92 Points, Tasting Panel, Anthony Dias Blue
This spectacular vineyard sits along the Laguna Ridge at the edge of the Green Valley AVA. Meticulously farmed and planted at a very high density of 2420 vines per acre, the vineyard is planted to Dijon clone 548 and 95. Once a spectacular apple orchard, we pay homage to the Martinelli Family and the history of the site by naming the wine “La Pommeraie” – French for apple orchard.
Whole cluster pressed, indigenous yeast fermentation in French oak barrels, weekly battonage and extended aging of 16 months on lees in 44% new French Oak has produced a wine with exceptional complexity.