We are pleased to release the inaugural vintage of Luella’s Garden from the Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard. Situated on the southeast corner of the Estate, the Luella’s Garden […]Read More
We are pleased to release the inaugural vintage of Luella’s Garden from the Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard. Situated on the southeast corner of the Estate, the Luella’s Garden is planted to a selection of the Calera clone. This particular clone typically produces intensely flavorful fruit and the 2012 vintage is no exception. The flavors of black cherry, cherry pie and grilled thyme completely overwhelm the palate. Round and smooth, this wine showcases extremely fine grained tannins that linger on the finish. We hope you are as excited as we are about this unique expression from our Estate vineyard.
Simply put, the 2012 vintage was amazing in many respects. After the cool growing seasons of 2010 and 2011, which resulted in excellent quality but very low yields, Mother Nature was smiling on us in 2012 with superb growing conditions for a bountiful harvest. The exceptional weather during the spring allowed for moderate vegetative growth, superb flowering conditions and an above average fruit set — berries and clusters sized up beyond original expectations. 2012 was a vintage where ripe mature stems, seeds and skin tannins were achieved with harmoniously balanced natural acidity. Enveloped with pure intense aromas, juicy flavors and rich textures, these structured wines are clearly the result of a truly extraordinary vintage. A vintage like this, where everything comes together perfectly, is rare and will certainly be a vintage to enjoy for many years to come!