Aromas of bright cherry, passion fruit, strawberry, and rose petal. The palate is light but vibrant and very fruit forward. Acidity is firm and the finish is medium in length.
The California Shenandoah Valley is the oldest growing region in the broader Sierra Foothills Appellation. It is the most western and least elevated of its sister appellations, and warm climate varietals benefit from substantial summer heat. The hilly terrain and poor water holding capacity produce wines of elevated richness and structure. The soil profile for much of the valley is decomposed granite derived from the Sierra Nevada mountain range, as well as sandy loam. The elevated iron content gives the soil a rusted color.
Whole cluster press to tank for a one day cold settle. Racked off primary lees and inoculated with yeast and sent to neutral barrels for barrel fermentation. Fermented to dryness in barrel and aged for six months prior to bottling.