Elephant Mountain, Katherine Leone, King Fuji, Red Heaven, Northridge and Clifton
September 26, 2015 – October 16, 2015
20% new American oak for 18 months.
The grapes were gently destemmed and allowed to cold soak in the tank prior to inoculation with yeast strains selected to emphasize terroir and varietal character. Once fermentation began (in stainless steel tanks) the grapes were pumped over twice daily to aid in the extraction of color and tannin. After about seven days, the free run wine was drained away from the grapes and sent to barrel for malolactic fermentation.