Winemaking: The fruit was picked in ½ bins and hand-sorted prior to destemming and pressing. Fermentation and aging were exclusively done in small 55-gallon stainless steel barrels.
The Vineyard: The Ribolla Gialla grapes are from a small organically-grown vineyard in the Clements Hills appellation of Lodi, California.
The Vintage: The 2021 harvest year was nearly perfect for growing grapes. It was the second year in a row for a lighter-than-normal crop. The berry size was smaller than average, delivering exceptional flavors, intense color, beautiful grapes, fruit-forward, and ripe. The season started early and cold and there were no long, lingering heatwaves. These conditions led to relatively early harvest dates. All the different grape varieties ripened at just about the same time.
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