Aged 16 months in oak, this handcrafted wine has a rich and elegant mouthfeel, balanced acidity with hints of clove and fruit up front, and a smooth vanilla finish.
Wine Color: Red
Varietals: 98% Pinot Noir, 2% Barbera
Appellation: 98% Arroyo Seco, 2% Livermore
Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
Acid: 0.56 g/100ml
Residual Sugar: Dry
The Pinot Noir was grown in the Riva, Doud, and Reliz Creek vineyard blocks. The Barbera was grown in the Smith block.
The Pinot Noir and Barbera were fermented separately in stainless steel.
The Pinot Noir was aged for 16 months in a combination of French, Eastern European, and neutral oak.