Intermingling notes of earth and flowers move to an explosive mid-palate of red fruits and plum followed by an elegant, bright, lifted finish. Stock up and experience the evolution of this wine over the next decade. - Erin Nuccio.
"2017 has continued the cooling off that started in 2015 and 2016 following the record set in 2014 (i.e. in GDD heat-summation terms 2014 was at 2858, 2015 was just under, the 2016 and 2017 vintages were below 2600, and 2018 was closer to 2300). This isn’t to say that we’re having a mini-iceage—2017 was still about 15% above the 30y historical average—but we’re having a string of balanced, zesty, and cool-toned, vintages! What an elegant wine our estate vineyard gave us in 2017. Intermingling notes of earth and flowers move to an explosive mid-palate of red fruits and plum followed by an elegant, bright, lifted finish."
- Erin Nuccio
"2016 was another in a string of growing seasons with very warm summers. Fortunately, at the end we had a bit of a cool down which helped preserve acidity and structure. However that cool spell did not last long which forced us to pick almost all of our fruit in a single week since most vineyards seemed to ripen almost simultaneously. The resulting wines are significantly more forward than the 2015’s and show very nice structure and ageability, with a core of ripe, plump fruit.
A fantastic example of the 2016 vintage. Raspberry, dark cherry, framboise and bright cherry with a plump, mouth-filling texture and a well-structured finish."
- Erin Nuccio