The 2016 vintage marked a “return to normalcy” for many in Sonoma County. After the disastrous yields of 2015, most vineyards saw closer to average tonnage and the rains that followed the harvest were more than welcome to alleviate the drought. Favorable weather allowed for even ripening and full phenolic development without being pressured by extreme heat spikes, as with previous vintages.
Impressively balanced and beautifully aromatic, the 2016 B.A. Thieriot features the classic minerality and quince palate that is a signature of the vineyard. On the palate, this wine is gorgeous and intriguing with hints of citrus and stone fruit. The powerful fruit is rounded out by a moderate acidity and a lingering finish.