Wine that has depth and layers that evolves in interesting ways, in your glass and in the bottle. Capturing the essence of the vineyard and fruit, without any distracting elements. Delivering the freshness and purety that California's great weather provides, without losing finesse or delicacy. This is what I am seeking.
Wines like this require cool vineyards, interesting soils and sensitive winemaking. I work with cool coastal vineyards that have well drained rocky soils to enhance the character and expressiveness of the wine.
The fruit is sorted in the vineyard to minimize handling. Native fermentations, yeast from the grapes rather than cultured/purchased yeast, are exclusively used to preserve the vineyard character and build complexity. Moderate fermentation temperatures balance...
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