Released after one year in barrel and three years in bottle, 2015 is our sixth vintage of from the Bartolomei vineyard in Green Valley section of the Russian River Valley.
The amphitheater-shaped vineyard is planted to three clones, each vinified separately. The top section—"the hill"—is planted to Clone 113 and fermented whole cluster. Clone 777 and heritage Jackson Clone 16 comprise the majority of the vineyard and are de-stemmed.
Fermentation and malolactic were spontaneous and the wine was not racked or filtered. The wine was aged in two- to five-year-old French oak. After ten months, the three lots were combined for final bottling, then left to rest for two years.