"A long, elegant swath of vineyards snake along the hilltop terraces of the Santa Lucia mountain range. Fully east-southeast facing, vineyards bask in morning sunshine before the afternoon brings a relentless onslaught of cold, maritime breezes. The morning sun coupled with the windy conditions causes grapes to develop very thick skins, resulting in powerful and intense wines.
Hand-harvested at night. Upon entering the winery, the grapes are hand-sorted. The grapes are partially de-stemmed before receiving a 5-day cold soak maceration. After a native yeast fermentation in stainless steel, the wine is then aged in neutral barrique. After 18 months, the wine is racked, and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Dried blueberries, plums of every color, roasted Bing cherries, and a soy-umami savory character." - Winemaker