Single vineyard, single varietal, same headache*.
On the nose: Leather, Smokey, tobacco, dried roses, white pepper.
Palate: citrus rind, black cherry, cinnamon, earthy.
Appellation: Sta. Rita Hills
Vineyard: Spear Vineyards (Organically-grown grapes.)
Brix at Harvest: 22
Aging: Aged on the lees for 16 months; neutral barrels. Large format, 400-L and 500-L puncheons.
Bottling Date: February 2018
*The winery work. Not the hangover.