2014 Small Lot Counoise
This full-bodied Counoise has aromas and flavors of ripe strawberries, rhubarb and fresh raspberries with hints of green apple and clove. Vibrant acidity and soft tannins provide a long, balanced finish.
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Our small lot wine is harvested from carefully selected blocks that are estate grown and sustainably farmed. With an east-west valley orientation, the site gets warm days and cool nights that are influenced by fog and breezes from the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean. The grapes are handpicked and sorted at harvest time in order to ensure premium quality.
Fermentation took place in small one-ton open top bins and the grapes were punched down by hand twice daily.
All varietals were aged for 11 months in French, American, Eastern European and neutral oak barrels.