Santa Barbara County
The fruit for this bottling comes from their sites in the Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Maria and Santa Ynez appellations. The average age of most of the vines is over 30 years old from specific parcels of Wente selection that we are lucky to access. The wine was fermented in used older French oak barrels with ambient yeast and without any other additions (except a little SO2). The wine was aged for 10 months in barrel and finally racked to stainless steel tanks and bottled with a light fining.
PRESS AND REVIEWS
94 points -Jamie Goode on 2012 vintage. Average vine age 25 years, no new oak, variety of soils. Very fine and lively with lovely purity, some minerals and lemon and pear fruit. Lovely purity here and a fine mineral dimension adding complexity. Fresh yet possessing richness, with great balance