The fourth year of continuous drought caught up with many vineyards, shrinking yields in 2015 and causing water stress in many vines. Tiny clusters sometimes clocked in at 10% the weight of normal. However, the natural consequence of such a low yield is an amazing concentration of flavors.
We’re not supposed to have a favorite child or wine…but there’s a reason why we’re always excited about this vineyard. It’s truly incredible and our 2015 bottling is no exception. Golden hued and beautifully balanced. Delicious tropical fruit, hints of quince, elegant texture, weight without being heavy, focus, and so many elements in between. Think the beauty of our 2013, brightness of 2014 and another layer of complexity that goes without saying in the 2015 vintage.