Our Claret follows the Bordelaise model of blending different Bordeaux varietals. The 2019 vintage is comprised of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, 9% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc
Harvest Date: Sept 15 – Oct 16
AVA: North Coast
Fermentation: Malolactic fermentation is completed in barrel, and the blend is assembled early so it is “elevated” as the finished wine
Aging: The 2019 Claret rested on its lees eighteen months in 20% new French & American oak barrels with monthly bâtonnage to coat the tannins, producing a luscious, cushioned mouthfeel. This wine was lightly fined with egg whites and bottled without filtration in June 2021.