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We are committed to producing the world’s finest estate-grown wines, known for their quality, consistency and longevity. We are also stewards of the land; our vineyards are certified organic and Biodynamic® and we have converted to solar power at the winery. In harmony with nature, our wines are truly expressive of their terroir. We own five vineyards in the Napa Valley region, which spread over 366 acres: Calistoga: 34 acres of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petite Syrah;...
The combination of the right clones and cool growing region produced juicy tropicalvfruit and lemongrass flavors with a touch of minerality at the end of a long finish that are perfect with a wide range of food, including grilled seafood, chicken, oysters, creamy pastas dishes and summer salads.
The growing season started out with unseasonably warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring, triggering early bud break. Colder temperatures in May slowed grape development, which coupled with the fourth year of drought, resulted in fewer grapes in 2015. The harvest was one of the winerys earliest in memory with the berries smaller than usual, but packed with flavor and color.
Relying on naturally-occurring yeasts, 80% of the grapes were fermented in 900-gallon French oak casks, called foudres, with the remainder in previously-used small French oak barrels. The wine was then aged for six months on its lees (the spent yeast) in neutral barrels.
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Dark golden-hay in color, this white was fermented mostly in 900-gallon French oak foudres, with the remainder fermented in smaller French oak barrels. Nutty lime and gooseberry provide intrigue and saltiness against bright acidity, making for a complex and compelling impression on the palate.See detailed press review