Harvest Date September 2
Growing Season Excellent weather conditions throughout the growing season; mild early autumn temperatures, no precipitation at harvest.
• Hand-harvested grapes
• Whole cluster, direct-to-press
• Barrel fermented with indigenous yeast, 2 to 4 months to completion
• Concurrent, spontaneous malolactic fermentation
• Barrel aged 10 months, 40% new French oak, sur-lies and stirred
• Unblended, unfined, unfiltered; bottled August 1997