Lush, flowing and beautifully focused, this wine begins with enticing aromas of honeysuckle, white peach and Asian pear, as well as tropical hints of lemon zest and mango. On the palate, an undercurrent of acidity adds brightness to the stone fruit and citrus flavors, with aging on the lees in neutral French oak providing a hint of supple creaminess to the long, radiant finish.
The 2020 growing season began with a relatively dry, mild winter followed by a dry, temperate spring, which resulted in an early April budbreak. The weather throughout spring and summer was even and warm, offering numerous clear, sun-filled days. In September, the weather turned hot, providing the grapes a final push towards optimal ripeness and flavor development. While the overall weather was exceptional for growing grapes, yielding wines with excellent structures and ripe, voluptuous flavors, the impact of the 2020 California wildfires required us to be exacting in our grape selection process, excluding any fruit that did not meet our standards. As a result, while our overall yields were down in 2020, we are extremely proud of the lush, opulent wines that we were able to craft from this vintage.