A bouquet of violets, strawberries, herbs, and peat are carried by sea smoke from this seaside wine. Notes of cherries atop spiced cookie dough, dried fruit, and bitter orange are balanced by tannins and acidity along the palate.
Appellation : Mendocino Ridge
Fermentation : Natural fermentations for both primary and secondary in small, open-top fermenters. Peak cap temp: 98° F and body of the wine at 92°F. Basket-pressed to barrel without settling.
Barrel Aging : On gross lees for 16 months in only 15% new oak but about 75% once-used wood.
Production : 150 Cases