Vintners Note

Our 2012 Coleman Nicole selections all spent extra time in barrel. To be truthful, we didn’t expect them to go a full 24 months but just as we were getting ready to bottle, the Napa earthquake hit. We lost 25% of our wine as barrels came toppling down and delectable Pinot Noir poured down the drain. I have worried more about the 2012 Bacigalupi and 2012 Morris Ranch more than any other lots we have produced. The worry was for naught. Despite the loss in wine and the slightly longer barrel time, the 2012’s came out on top. Currently, the 2012 Morris Ranch has rounded out beautifully and is in a great drinking window. The bright Cherry fruit brought on by the 777 clone is a fun compliment to the full body of the Pommard Clone.