This single-vineyard estate wine comes from our Dyer Vineyard in the prestigious Carneros appellation, one of Napa Valley’s coolest growing regions. Here, modest temperatures slow the pace of ripening and promote delicate, sensual notes in the final wine.
Despite continuing dry conditions, the 2013 vintage exhibited fruit of exceptional quality. Smaller grape clusters on the vine delivered more concentrated flavor in the final wine.
The fruit for this wine was gently sorted and pressed. Following a warm fermentation and a six-day maceration, the wine was aged for 21 months in a combination of new and neutral fine-grained French oak barrels to impart the pitch-perfect balance of oak influence.