A collection of barrels that express the very essence of our 2015 vintage in the Sta. Rita Hills. Nick (ourwinemaker) and Richard hand-selected each barrel for their elegance and specific character to add to this cuvèe.
Spicy aromas of ripened strawberry, orange peel and black cherry. Distinct under currents of cocoa, espresso bean and autumnal spices. Graceful and full flavored, with bold, pliable tannins and a balanced structure.
Fully destemmed but not crushed. Three day cold soak; 18 days total skin contact. Aged for 16 months in 75% new French oak barrels from François Frères.