The fruit for the 2018 vintage was sourced exclusively from our Estate vineyards in the newly formed Moon Mountain District in the Mayacamas Mountains, overlooking Sonoma Valley. One third of the fruit came from our home block on Cavedale Road and the remainder from our Trinity Ranch vineyard. The Cavedale parcel offers ripe and generous fruit, tropical notes and a floral bouquet, well complimented with the tight structure, herbal notes and minerality from the Trinity Ranch. The grapes used in this wine are 100% certified organic.
All hand harvested fruit, whole bunch pressed to tank. Following one night settling, the juice was racked to tank where it was initially fermented at cool temperatures. Midway through the ferment an even portion of the fermenting must was transferred to all used French barrels to complete ferment and sit in barrel for five months with occasional lees stirring.