The Pinot Noir fruit was sourced from premier vineyards in the southern part of Napa Valley, where morning fog rolls across the vines, ushering in cool breezes that are essential for growing delicate, flavorful Pinot Noir.
Despite persistent drought and an earthquake in southern Napa, 2014 proved to be an excellent vintage with phenomenal growing conditions for Pinot Noir. It was an early, but stand-out, growing season in terms of quality and flavor.
After harvest, the grapes were carefully sorted, de-stemmed and gently crushed. The wine underwent a six- to nine-day maceration period and was aged in 100% French oak barrels for 10 months.