The 2017 vintage followed a cool, very wet winter.
The soils were moist and rich, which required extra meticulous care with cover
crop management and canopy management. There was a heat spike at the end
of August which prompted us to pick this vineyard in early September. The
vineyard is planted to Dijon Clone 777, which delivers lively fruit and a dark,
concentrated color. To ensure that the fruit was delivered to the winery cool,
and in pristine condition, the grapes were harvested by hand the night of
September 6th, 2017.