Somerston wines are produced from select blocks at our 1,615-acre estate, high in the eastern hills of Napa Valley. This estate bottled wine is sourced from Block 71 with an elevation of 850 asl.
The small yellow clusters were hand-picked in the early morning, then whole-cluster pressed and fermented in 40% new French oak and 60% neutral French oak. The wine was barrel aged sur lie for six months with two stirrings per month, and bottled.
This vintage displays all the characteristics that we expect from this excellent vineyard site. The mineral nose shows bright tropical notes of mango, grapefruit, and citrus. On the palate, delicious fruit flavors of poached pear, vanilla and grilled citrus fruit are highlighted by light oak and a persistent finish.