Expressive aromas of Asian pear, yellow apple with hints of vanilla and hazelnuts precede balanced and elegant flavors of lemon curd, green apple and toasted almonds. The finish is buoyed by bright and vibrant acidity.
Dijon clone 95 was whole-cluster pressed to barrel, fermented with wild yeasts and aged for 11 months in French oak (20% new), the unfined wine was gently filtered before bottling.
Barbed Oak Vineyard is perfectly situated on 18 acres in Sonoma County’s Bennett Valley appellation. Matanzas Creek runs right alongside our property, and we neighbor the Sonoma Coast, Russian River and Sonoma Valley growing regions. Our grapes benefit from the warm days and cool nights that produce remarkable Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.