Captivating aromas of fresh peach cobbler, guava, apples and nice toasty vanilla dominate the nose in your glass. The rich, full flavors of ripe Fuji apples, white peaches, […]Read More
|Barrel Description||22% new, 22% 1-year-old, 22% 2-year-old, 34% 3+ year old|
|Barrel Aged||16 months|
Captivating aromas of fresh peach cobbler, guava, apples and nice toasty vanilla dominate the nose in your glass. The rich, full flavors of ripe Fuji apples, white peaches, mineral and toasted marshmallows linger on the palate. A rich and creamy mouthfeel of fresh fruits is complemented by a long, refreshing, citrusy finish. A very complex wine from older vines planted in beautiful Goldridge soils.
2008 provided very concentrated, flavorful and high quality wines that are vividly expressive of the vineyards in which they were grown, despite being a difficult year for growing. The combination of numerous springtime frosts and cold rains damaged our buds and clusters, thus resulting in a lighter than average year. During the summer, the vines encountered near-perfect fruit ripening weather characterized by warm and sunny days with exceptionally few heat spikes. Very warm August temperatures quickened ripening, beginning a fast and furious harvest. The decreased yields resulted in very concentrated and extremely high quality wines, with brilliant flavor and phenolic ripening. The wines of 2008 express their distinctive sites and qualities in a very intense and focused manner: this is truly a vintage for the cellars, with great ageing potential for years to come.