Harvest Date September 30
Growing Season 2010 began with a wet winter and spring across Sonoma County. Summer was cool, though as harvest approached temperatures rose. Our pinot noir and chardonnay ripened fully and evenly, allowing sugars and acid to develop in balance. The wines from 2010 are bright, expressive and elegant.
Fermented in small, open-top stainless steel fermentors with indigenous yeasts
5-day cold soak, 16 days total maceration
Concurrent, spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aged 15 months in French oak barrels; 62% new
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2012