This beautifully aromatic wine begins with enticing layers of ginger spice and rose petal. The high-tone spice elements are echoed on the palate, where they mingle with layers of lychee and honeysuckle. Throughout it all, a backbone of natural acidity adds poise and definition to the graceful flavors, while carrying the wine to a bright, focused finish.
The 2017 season began with plentiful rains that resulted in healthy vines and an excellent crop. After ideal temperate weather throughout the summer, a significant September heat spell ushered in a brisk start to harvest. A return to normal temperatures, combined with thoughtful irrigation, slowed the pace and allowed us to continue picking each site at optimal levels of ripeness. The grapes arrived at our winery in exceptional condition, resulting in complex wines that embody the rustic elegance of great Anderson Valley winemaking.