AVA: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
Vineyard Location: Eastern bench of Russian River, 1.5 miles south of Healdsburg
Vineyard: 5.0 acre field blend composed of 95% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec, Tannat, and Cabernet Sauvignon
Soil and Aspect: Alluvial Haire clay loam on a south slope
Farming: Certified sustainably farmed
Grapes were destemmed whole berry and cold soaked for four days prior to letting the temperature rise and natural fermentation starting. After a 10-day fermentation with twice daily punchdowns, the grapes were pressed off and the juice was barreled into four neutral French Oak barrels where they aged for 13 months prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Bell Pepper, Santa Rosa plum, perfumed herbs. Raspberry, forrest floor, bowl of cherries. Soft tannin and smooth acid.
HARVEST DATE: September 19, 2014
LOT SIZE: 1.98 tons
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.58 g/L
PH LEVEL: 3.52
FRENCH OAK: 100% neutral
BOTTLING DATE: November 17, 2015
PRODUCTION: 99 cases