From the vintage touted as “the new high-water mark for Napa” Baldacci Family Vineyards bottled a small release of Syrah from our Carneros vineyard. Ultra deep ruby coloring, Allwin explodes out of the glass with cracked black pepper, violets, black plum, fig and ripe blueberry. The mouthfeel continues with all that luscious fruit paired with dark chocolate, chewy age-worthy tannin, toasted oak, and a hint of dark olive.
Our Honey B Vineyard is located in the Carneros AVA of the Napa Valley. This cool climate growing region is widely recognized for premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines which are influenced by the cooling effect of the Pacific Ocean combined with summer fog, warm days, and a long, temperate growing season. We have 20.68 acres planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah and Gewürztraminer.
"Classic" and "perfect" are just two accolades being bestowed upon the 2012 Napa Valley growing season and harvest. Textbook conditions saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and often foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until Napa Valley's treasured wine grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush pad and into the cellar.
All of our fruit is hand harvested, with scissors rather than knives to prevent bruising and lacerations during the pick. Everything is de-stemmed and never crushed. A longer cold soak coupled with a very high percentage of whole berries throughout the fermentation process brings layers and complexity to the final wine. The Syrah has a greater percentage of “bleed” to bring more concentration while less time on the skins brings more fruit character to the final wine. The wine is racked clean, into French oak and aged for 19 months.
221 cases produced
Clonal Selection: 470 and 383