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.
Sharply focused, rich, charming and concentrated, with
layers of vanilla, fig and pear, turning silky and complex.
Wine Spectator 93 points
Tons per acre: 4
Number of cases: 225
Barrel Aging: 18 months in French oak (75% new barrels)
Brix it was picked at: 24.2
Alcohol: 14.2%: April 1, 1999