Fining/Filtering: None IN THE CELLAR: Whole cluster pressed to tank, settled briefly before being moved to another tank for fermentation. After fermentation is active, the juice goes down to barrels and puncheons with no more than 15% new oak. No battonage and full ML. Left on lees for 11 months before going back to tank for an additional few months of aging. Exquisitely perfumed, nuanced and quite deep, yet never come across as heavy handed or overdone.
Bien Nacido Vineyard, Dierberg Vineyard, La Rinconada Vineyard, Sanford & Benedict Vineyard