2021 Estate Cuvée
Our Estate features high elevation, dynamic, diverse terrains, and extraordinarily steep hillsides, which yield a wine rife with complexities and balance. Ample north and east-facing vine exposures ensure that our ripe California fruit flavors are driven by mouthwatering freshness.
Club members who purchase this wine online will also have their club shipment charged and shipped immediately, weather permitting.
10% whole cluster fermented in small, open-top bins and concrete tanks, spending between 20-40 days on skins, with a combination of pumpovers and punchdowns during cold soak and fermentation. Aged 20 months in neutral 500-liter puncheons and 265-L barriques, 60% of which were new.
Black fruits, Luxardo cherries, pomegranate reduction, sea-salt black licorice, coffee-rubbed steak, caramelized lardons, leather, cardamom, all framed atop a dense, concentrated, broad mouthfeel, deceptively lively, that never feels heavy-handed.