This wine is kept in its small vineyard lots through its fermentation in stainless steel and initial aging in French oak barrels, with a significant percentage of new oak. Following blending, we continue to age the wine in barrels for full integration of flavors. In the finished wine, aromas of rose petal, potpourri and strawberry lead onto a palate of sweet cherry, raspberry, and spice supported by fine tannins and a hint of minerality.
"Our tree-lined Annahala Ranch sits on the banks of Anderson Creek in Anderson Valley, not far from the ocean. Grapes here are protected from hot sun for a delicately articulated, lighter-style Anderson Valley pinot noir."