This area benefits from a diurnal climate, meaning it gets a bit more heat than other areas of the AVA but is still coastal enough to benefit from cool mornings and nights.
The 2019 vintage will be remembered for ideal growing conditions through summer and into harvest. After a bumper crop in 2018, the 2019 yields were more normal. We had cool weather at harvest allowing us to hang fruit for optimal flavor development without excessive ripeness. The wine was aged for 17 months in French oak barrels. We selected our three best barrels from the lot to craft this wine.
Aromas of black cherry, clove, cinnamon spices and roasted espresso. On the palate the wine shows fine grain tannins, saturated fruit flavors and bright acidity that indicates long-term cellar potential. The flavors of cherry, rhubarb and cola lead to a long, silky finish.