335 Cases. The fruits were de-stemmed and allowed to sit in the press overnight for skin contact, before pressing off the next morning.The juice were equally divided during fermentation, 50% stainless steel tank ferments and 50% French Oak barrels ferments (primary and malolactic fermentation).The two parcels were blended together in preparation for bottling.
A mild and dry winter in 2019-20 was followed by an overall dry growing season, with the exception of early season swings between heat and cool/wet conditions leading up to and during flowering - resulting in smaller berries and clusters. Extreme wind on Labor Day was followed by catastrophic fires and smoke for days. While fires were widespread, smoke was highly variable and site-specific. Reports indicated the quality of harvested fruit was outstanding - smaller clusters gave way to great color, and concentrated flavors had desired sugar levels with excellent acidity.