Opulent flavors with a silky, alluring texture. The wine first presents forward tones of apricot, lemon-cream tart and vanilla, which then intermingle with graceful accents of baked pear, passionfruit, kiwi, green tea and river gravel.
For 2016, in Sonoma County, a very rainy January gave way to warm, dry weather in early spring. Bloom was complete in May and cold weather predominated in July and August, causing the light crop to ripen more slowly than normal. In Monterey and Santa Barbara, warm weather in February kick-started the growing season with early bud break but cooled in May. Just when we were starting to get worried about the fruit maturing properly, June warmed back up and was followed by mild temperatures for the remainder of the season.