Grown on our 18-acre estate mountain vineyard at elevations of up to 2,200 feet in rocky red volcanic soil. The vineyard is CCOF Organic and Demeter Certified Biodynamic®. On the ranch we pursue a true biodynamic “closed system,” where biodynamic preparations are sourced primarily from our property. A picturesque aspect of this is our Scottish Highland cattle, which play an important role. The 2019 growing season exhibited moderate temperatures. We saw slow, even development and ripening in the vineyard which allowed for long hangtime. This gave the wine complexity, depth of color and flavors, and balance of fruit and acid. Harvest was October 1st. Yield: three tons per acre.

Hand crafted in an old-world style. We use minimal intervention in the cellar to bring the highest expression of our Lake County Red Hills vineyard’s terroir to every glass.

Medium purple color. Deep but tart aromas of blueberry and black cherries, with complex, deep and spicy tones: tar, mocha, sage, sweet red pepper, black pepper and balsamic glaze. The palate is full but smooth and the acidity is quite balanced. Tangy plums and juicy black currant fruit blends well with leather, paprika, black pepper, spicy tobacco and mint.