The 2010 growing season got off to a slow start, but solid weather all through summer and autumn brought the grapes in with high maturity levels and we were pleased with the quality of wines from this vintage. Budbreak occurred approximately 2-3 weeks late, but despite the wetter than normal start, a solid warm fall season allowed for a clean, late picking schedule. Phenolic ripeness was incredible, and produced fruit of outstanding quality.
The wine was kept on skins for 14 days before being pressed off and transferred into French & American Oak barriques. 20% new French oak, tightest grain, 20 months.