VINEYARD MANAGEMENT: Earl Taniguchi, Taniguchi Vineyards. Steve Heringer, Heringer Estates Family Vineyards.
JUICE ANALYSIS AT HARVEST: 26 Brix, ph 3.67 (Taniguchi) 23.5 Brix, ph 3.40 (Heringer)
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 14.4%
BOTTLING DATE: March 2015
AGEABILITY (estimated): Through 2028
OPTIMAL DRINKING WINDOW (estimated): Now through 2024
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 160 cases
WINEMAKER’S NOTES: Taniguchi Vineyard: Destemmed, fermented in 1 ton open top fermenters. Heringer Estates Vinyard: 30% whole cluster fermentation and 70% destemmed. Both wines aged in 100% neutral French oak barrels.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: This wine may exhibit tartrate crystals (sometimes referred to as “wine diamonds”) in bottle neck / on cork. This is a natural occurrence which shows the wine to have been minimally handled in the cellar. This wine loves aeration. Decant at least one hour before serving.