La Encantada Vineyard (65%)
Hilliard Bruce Vineyard (35%)
Barrel fermented, inoculated for Malolactic fermentation and battonaged for 3 months.
Harvest 2015 was our earliest in history. We commenced harvest on August 3rd. Quality was extraordinary with small berries, ripeness without a lot of sugar and focused varietal flavors. It was clear early on that this would be a fantastic vintage. Temperatures in 2015 were average and steady; we had no weather issues. The season was so consistent we were able to pick without heat spikes or cold spells causing panic or interrupting the harvest. Overall, the wines have balanced acidity, low alcohols, precious tannins and they are concentrated and intense.
A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris picked for a balance of flavor and acidity. Barrel fermented in our 55 degree winery, inoculated for malolactic fermentation and battonaged for 3 months. Aged 10 months sur lie in 35% 1 year old Demi-Muid, 35% Neutral Demi-Muid and 30% Neutral Puncheon