Full-bodied. Concentrated. Opulent. These are some of the descriptors we often hear applied to our wines. However, we also hear the words elegant, balanced, complex. Yes, through hard work in the vineyard and winery, we believe you can have it all, the best of both worlds. Our approach to winemaking is simple, yet difficult. We prefer to intervene in nature’s process as little as possible. We often rely on uninoculated fermentations and use minimal new oak. We rarely fine or filter. However, we are not dogmatic and will intervene if we feel it results in a higher quality wine while still remaining true to the vintage and the vineyard.

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Vintages:

2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998

 

 

Current Releases (Released April 2017)

2015 Vintage

Another drought vintage. Budbreak was very early. Weather at bloom was variable. Early blooming vineyards experienced significant shatter, leading to yields up to 50% less than normal. Later blooming vineyards fared much better. A very warm to hot growing season and a record early start (and end) to harvest. Wines are generally more red fruited than black, very approachable, and lower in acidity than 2014.

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
   
     
     
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