The long growing season and Mediterranean climate of California are highly attractive growing conditions which allow the grapes to reach optimal ripeness. During fermentation we carefully extract the soft, silky tannins and rich color from the grapes. Aged on oak for close to a year which heightens the richness and complexity of the wine.
We harvest our Pinot Noir grapes at their peak and cold soak them for a couple of days. The juice undergoes a cool fermentation to preserve the bright fruit flavors. This wine spends approximately nine months on French and American oak before bottling.