VINEYARD Located within the Russian River Valley, Woolsey was planted in 2007 to David's specs by the Martinelli family. 1 meter x2 spacing. The Clones used here are Old Wente cuttings from Platt that originated from Hyde Vineyard. Soil is Huichica clay-loam over clay.
Ramey is the only producer of Woolsey Vineyard.
FERMENTATION: Whole clusters for phenolic delicacy (low tannins). Native-yeast and full native malolactic fermentations take place in barrel, with sur lies bâtonnage.
AGING: About eighteen months in 26% new French oak barrels from François Frères/Taransaud.