From the use of natural yeast & modest oaking, extended
sur lee aging and bottling without filtration and fining,
John Kongsgaards wine making style favors minimal intervention.
The resulting wine has great varietal integrity, flavor intensity,
complexity and structure -an expression of the grape rather
than the ego of the winemaker.
Lots of flavor and finesse, with complex, rich flavors
hints of pear, fig, melon, anise and citrus that fold
together nicely on the finish. Wine Spectator 92 points
Tons per acre: 3
Number of cases: 200
Barrel Aging: 18 months in French oak (75% new barrels)
Brix it was picked at: 24
Release Date: April 1, 1998