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.
This is our newest bottling and there’s a reason for it. Named as an homage to the town where we all grew up, Occidental served as the tenth stop on the North Pacific Coast Railroad. Bright, texture-driven with slight hints of tropical fruit, citrus peel and mineral. Its brightness is rounded by a smooth mouthfeel and delicious weight. Incredibly focused and drinking beautifully, this wine will age and mature elegantly.