Grown high on the limestone-rich soils of Mt. Harlan, this wine is an aromatic beauty, revealing layers of white peach, fresh-cut grass, lavender and lemon verbena. Though rich and round on the palate, its cool-climate origins ensure a lively underlying acidity that provides focus and finesse to tropical flavors of guava, pineapple and vanilla bean.
The quality of the 2018 growing season on Mt. Harlan was fantastic. After warm early spring weather led to an early budbreak, the temperatures cooled in latespring, followed by sunny days with moderate temperatures throughout the summer. This provided us with long hangtimes, which resulted in exceptional ripeness, while preserving excellent natural acidity in the grapes. The one negative was that the cool early weather during bloom caused a bit of shatter and reduced yields. While the crops were small, the quality was outstanding, producing beautifully complex wines, with lovely structure, and pure, varietal flavors.