2000 Santa Clara Valley

2000 Santa Clara Valley

Once one of California ís prominent winegrowing regions,years of urban expansion forced many growers out of the Santa Clara Valley.Fine vineyards remain however,in the foothills of our Santa Cruz Mountains where this wine was born.We begin with small,open top fermentations,emphasize gentle handling,and bottle without fining or filtration.This wine exhibits forward dark cherry and berry tinged with hints of ripe loganberry.Rosemary,pepper and cedar accent the fruit without overpowering it,and the palate is rich and supple with ample gut balanced tannins.While drinking well now,this wine should reward aging for a few years in a proper cellar.

Wine Facts:
 Case Production: 3,011
 Type of oak: French & American
 Time in oak: 18 Months
 pH: 3.39
 Alcohol: 14.2%