For us our wine represents a cycle that renews in the spring with the pruning away of last year’s growth and the beginning of bud break. As we nurture and care for the vines, many decisions; shoot thinning, shoot positioning, leaf removal, crop removal, and irrigation along with what Mother Nature provides determines what harvest will bring. We use our experience and our craft to make each wine singular, something that we our proud of, and that speaks of the vintage, the grape, the place and of us.
Our overall goal is to craft wines of balance and elegance that deliver great value. We strive for rich flavors but not over-ripeness. For us, each wine must have a backbone of lively acid and elegant tannins.
We are blessed to source most of our fruit from our own vineyards, giving us total control over the quality of the fruit, and ultimately our wine.
For the grapes we purchase, we work closely with growers (all good friends) to insure the highest quality.
We are fortunate to have a winery on site, designed and modified, to excel at small lot production. Our wines never leave the ranch until they are in the bottle, allowing us to carefully supervise each stage of their development.
Each lot of grapes is handled separately until it reaches the final blend. In most years, we will have 15 to 20 different lots, and fewer than 140 barrels from each vintage.
We know each barrel intimately, making our production of 3500 cases truly hand-crafted.