2013 Restoration Red

2013
Restoration Red

Spring Mountain
Restoration Red

2013
Restoration Red

Spring Mountain
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Opaque depth of red ruby color, the 2013 Restoration Red Blend expresses rich, dark fruit aromas composed of dark cherry, bay leaf and dried herbs. On the palate, ripe boysenberry and Santa Rosa plum are complemented by a milk chocolate nuance from well-integrated spicy oak. The velvety tannins lead to a long finish and speak to this wine's immense ageability.

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Above the fog line, these mountain top vineyards produce dark fruit with tons of depth, extract and structure. The soils here, along with cooler daytime climate and warmer nights, develop small vines with low yields, small berries and very flavorful wines.

Vintage 2013
Varietal Other Reds
Acid 0.61g/100ml
pH 3.70
Aging Aged 18 months in premium French oak (20% new)
Bottling Date November 2015
Alcohol % 14.5%

Above the fog line, these mountain top vineyards produce dark fruit with tons of depth, extract and structure. The soils here, along with cooler daytime climate and warmer nights, develop small vines with low yields, small berries and very flavorful wines.

Vineyard Notes

Spring Mountain AVA (100%): These mountaintop vineyards, in the Spring Mountain appellation, produce dark fruit with tons of depth, extraction and structure. The mountaintop soils are sedimentary, shallow, generally well-drained, uniquely mineral rich, and acidic with low fertility. With a cool climate in general, these mountaintop vineyards are typically above the fog line. With warmer nights and cooler days than the valley floor, high temperatures typically top out at 85°F. This terroir develops small vines with low yields, small berries and very flavorful wines.


Production Notes

Following 2012, we had another “near perfect vintage”. A warm, dry winter and spring brought early bud break. The dry weather helped lower canopy vigor and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With one heat spike in late June, the growing temperatures were near ideal for vine growth and ripening. The season, as a whole, was a good two weeks early and really quite dry. There were two rain storms in mid-September that didn’t amount to any consequence, as most of the thin-skinned varieties came in early.

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