2017 was a classic Russian River Valley vintage. With near-perfect weather throughout spring and summer, the grapes were able to develop beautifully. A heatwave came halfway through harvest in early September, but because the roots of our dry-farmed vines are tapped into water stored deep underground, the vines showed no signs of stress. The wines retained a lovely freshness and intensity, with each clone expressing itself to the fullest.
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Russian River Valley
Aromas of cherry pie, hard cherry candy, peach pit and sweet, fresh-cut hay dance above the glass, along with hints of orange rind and an underlying nuttiness. On the palate, there is a graceful concentration to the focused red berry flavors. At the same time, fine tannins and a beam of vibrant acidity provide a mouthwatering structural element.