2011 Small Lot Counoise

2011 Small Lot Counoise

With a saturated ruby color, our Small Lot Counoise exhibits aromas of mixed spices, strawberry and cherry. This wine has a nice round mid-palate and flavors of cocoa and graham that last from start to finish.

Vineyard:

The Counoise and Grenache we harvested from our Marina vineyard and the Barbera from our Smith vineyard, all in the Livermore Valley. These grapes were ultra-farmed, handpicked into half-ton bins, and hand sorted in order to ensure premium quality.

Fermentaion:

The Counoise was fermented in stainless steel tanks and pumped over twice daily. The Grenache and Barbera were fermented in 1 ½ ton open top fermenters and hand punched down twice daily.

Aging:

All varietals were aged in French, American, Eastern European, and neutral oak for 11 months.

2011 Small Lot Counoise