All wines stored at 55° and 70% humidity
lower slopes of Nuns Canyon in the Northern reaches of the Moon Mountain
District. We are proud to assist our grower in transitioning this site to organic
farming. The vineyard is a little over 3.5 acres, split into two parcels. The front
parcel is planted on a fairly steep slope atop a large deposit of volcanic rock,
while the back parcel is planted in a swell of more loamy soils. The wines from
this site possess a unique combination of both power and finesse.
Our second vintage working with this varietal, however our first in a new vineyard.
Harvested at 24 brix, the fruit was sorted, de-stemmed and dropped into a small
(2 ton) open-top fermenter and left for a few days to cold soak. After primary
fermentation was complete, we barreled the wine down for 14 months of sur-lie
The Piedmont region of Italy has long been a source of inspiration to us. It is vital
to represent this varietal in a way that mirrors it’s old-world counter parts. The
end result is a rustic wine with a flowery nose, chewy tannins and a juicy
freshness thanks to the varietal's natural acidity. " - Producer Note