Vintage Notes: “Tree rings tell the annual tale in the life a tree, whether we were in a drought or a more generous time, energetic and youthful or mature and wise. How do grapevines and their wine tell their story of the vintage. How will 2017 express the Labor Day heat spell and the devastating wine country wildfires. Only days after the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes had been picked the vineyard was surrounded by flames. Fortunately, the vineyard was spared as were most vineyards and homes on Moon Mountain. Going over the vintage with the grapes’ longtime caretaker Chuy Ordaz, he sounded sanguine as he relayed the 50 vintages he’s farmed in the Sonoma valley.
Winemaker Notes: “The wine in the glass is likewise sanguine, not only in color but in the welcoming aromas and the youthful energy in the fruit and structure. Dark, juicy, and robust like a handful of wild picked blackberries the wine is balanced by soaring aromas of lavender and violets, ending savory with mineral sensations. The wine is suave and refined with persistent yet regal tannins. Bottled with no filtration or fining after 22 months in barrel. The wine promises a long life ahead with many rings of stories to tell. “