A full-bodied aged sparkler with a rich complexity, fine mousse, and ultra fine bubbles, this Champagne boasts a brilliant bouquet of crisp apple and grapefruit flavors and a lasting finish of creamed buttery bread
Harvest is in the air. It has been a very good growing season. Our crop looks to be twice the size of what we saw in 2015. A good chance to break even! There were some issues with water but we have had enough to make the crop. Last year our Pinot Grigio crop was almost non-existent. This year, I would say it is back to normal.
Once crushed, the grapes were left on their pigmented skin for several hours, then gently pressed and the delicious pink juice was cold fermented to preserve fresh flavors of berries, wet stone, and alyssum blossoms.
We have a sign hanging in the Tasting Room with a list of the staff's favorite wines. A message from the manager reads: "$20? Who comes up with these prices? For THIS wine?" That sentiment sums up our feelings about this exceptional Pinot Noir. Taste it blindly against 100% Pinots that are 5 times the price - this one is special.
We started pruning in early December. It takes 35 workers about 90 days to prune our vineyards. It is one of the most tedious jobs that we do. Selection of the proper canes and spurs will determine what kind and what size of crop we have.