GRAPE SOURCING: The Poor Ranch, Hopland, Mendocino County, California
VITICULTURAL AREA: Hopland, Mendocino County, California
VINEYARD SITE: The Knoll Vineyard: Heirloom Carignane. Mountain vineyard planted in 1962, 900-foot elevation, 3/4 acre vineyard site. Low yields average of 1.5 tons off the vineyard annually. St. George rootstock, head-trained bush vines, dry-farmed. Certified organic vineyard (CCOF).
VINEYARD MANAGEMENT: The Poor Ranch, Hopland, Mendocino County, California
JUICE ANALYSIS AT HARVEST: 23.6 Brix, ph 3.4
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 14.2%
BOTTLING DATE: January 29th, 2018
AGEABILITY (estimated): Through 2031
OPTIMAL DRINKING WINDOW (estimated): 2018 to 2027. Drink now through 2027
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 132 cases
WINEMAKER’S NOTES: 30% destemmed, 70% whole cluster fermented in 1 ton open-top fermenters. Aged in100% neutral French oak barrels. Extended maceration for 52 days.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Decant at least one or two hours before serving.