GRAPE SOURCE: Outpost Estate Vineyard
HARVEST: Outpost grapes are harvested late in the season – by hand, at dawn – to preserve the full intensity and distinctive spicy character of the mountain fruit. The grapes are processed with as little manipulation as possible. Grapes from each block within the vineyard are fermented separately so that our winemaking team can be very selective about the lots that comprise the final blend. Wines are neither fined nor filtered allowing for the full expression of the vintages’ potential. The guiding principle of our wine-making program is to realize the full potential of these unique pieces of land, to create a living history of vintages with immense character and true sense of place.
WINEMAKERS: John Giannini & Thomas Rivers-Brown
AGEING: 100% in neutral French Oak barrels for 14 months