||September 12, 2014
This hillside vineyard was planted on a steep and rocky slope on our estate at the northern end of Russian River Valley in 1970. We dry-farm these gnarled vines to produce small and compact clusters with incredible fruit intensity and bright acidity.
After cluster sorting, destemming and berry sorting, this wine was fermented utilizing open-top fermentation. The wine is then aged in 30% new thin-staved Bordeaux French Oak barrels on fine lees, without racking.