Our Bodega Vineyard is our coolest, most exotic terroir. Steep, raw and powerful, Bodega sits just under four miles from the Pacific Ocean right behind Bodega Bay. This monopole is a planting of some of the oldest meter-by-meter hillside vines on the Sonoma Coast. The steep westerly exposure facing the Bay allowed for full ripening and incredible flavors in 2016.
This wine opens to smashed wild strawberry, black cherry, rose petals, wet earth, and exotic spice fill the bowl with sweet resin, forest floor, earl grey tea, wet rock and more rose petals. On the palate, the wine possesses bright acidity backed by youthful, fine grained-tannins. Flavors of wild red and dark berries and crushed stone lead to a wonderfully long finish.
100% whole cluster pressed • Native, barrel fermentation • Aged in 10% new, four-year air-dried French oak & 90% neutral French oak barrels • bottled without fining or filtration • 7 barrels • 12.8% Alcohol