"2018 will go down as a great vintage in California winegrowing history. From mid-July through the end of harvest, temperatures remained relatively cool without a single heat spike. The Carignane which forms the backbone of this wine ripened into late October allowing it to get ripe at low sugar levels. We picked it at about 21 brix and whole cluster pressed it. After briefly settling, we rack to neutral barrels where it was fermented with indigenous yeast. The soils and moderate climate of these sites are no doubt responsible for the vibrant and lively character of this blend." - Winemaker

2018 Big Basin Vinyards, Central Coast