An uneventful and easy growing season until mid-October rainstorms. Caramel and golden tones are perfumed with ripe passionfruit, baked lychee and framed by beeswax and toasted vanilla bean. Flavors of warm mango, tangerine marmalade, gingersnap and sumac have a bright energy and blossom with aeration.
Flooding rains early in the growing season with cool temperature October showers. Amber in color with notes of pineapple upside down cake and coconut chips, baking-spiced butter and dried, white flowers on the nose. Intense flavors of dried apricot, baked guava, toasted macadamia and black cardamom.
Fog and cool temperatures late into September. The copper hue showcases the wine’s graceful aging while aromas of baked Fuji apple and candied Mission fig, white truffle and linseed imply enhanced complexity from the cellar. Peach preserves and ripe tropical fruit flavors comingle with dried sweet herbs and juniper.