- Harvested on September 28 & October 2
- Brix at harvest 23.9
- pH: 35
- TA: 5.7
- Native yeast fermented
- Demeter Certified Biodynamic
- Aged for 19 months in barrel (30% new French barrels)
2018 was a wonderful vintage in Edna Valley. We had a cool wet spring followed by cool, foggy summer mornings and pleasantly warm afternoons. By Labor Day the marine layer was replaced by high pressure which brought warmer weather which ripened up the grapes beautifully.
The grapes were fermented with 25% whole clusters and the lots were punched down by hand for the first few days and pumped over for the latter part of the fermentation to keep the tannin level in check.
The wine was aged in 30% new Ermitage barrels for 18 months.
This Tempranillo has a silky texture with black cherry aromas and flavors of tart cherries, plums and ripe berries layered with hints of cocoa, mint and licorice. The wine finishes with delicious spicy, toasty oak.