Pine Mountain, Sonoma County
Planted in 1980, these organically farmed vines located in the Northern Mayacamas Mountain range at 2,200 feet elevation.
The volcanic gravelly soil is a well-drained site and gets abundant sunshine, while the elevation keeps it cool and preserves acidity in the grapes.
Fermented and aged in a combination of barrels and 400 Liter puncheons, whereas 25% was new French oak.
The nose opens up with notions of marzipan and chalk dust over a core of lemon curd, peaches and mandarin peel. Medium to full-bodied, a lovely satiny texture with intense savory and citrus layers, finishing long.