The 2016 vintage had warm temperatures that made harvest look like it would come early. A cool spell in August slowed everything down enabling the fruit to ripen evenly and to full maturity without sugars being too high. The vineyards were farmed meticulously in order to keep the vigorous canopy that develops in the Russian River Valley’s famed Goldridge soils balanced. As a result, the pure fruit and clarity of our Russian River Valley vineyards shines through in this wine. The fruit was hand-harvested on three different days: August 31st, September 12th and September 13th, of 2016. The three distinct harvest dates reflect the individual nature of each site, and what each lends to the complexity of this wine.