For the 2016 vintage, we selected grapes from a single block in our Rutherford Estate vineyard. In addition to being certified organic and biodynamic, the estate vineyards are planted on deeper soil and tend to be warmer on average which
provides volume and texture to the wine.
The 2016 vintage across California was a near-perfect growing season. A mild winter and spring led to a steady mild July and August, followed by warm days at the end of the season for the perfect ripeness. With warm days and cool nights in
the summer, grape growers were able to maintain ideal acid levels with balanced, concentrated fruit flavors.