An Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove
Our goal is to create wines of classic beauty — wines with balance, complexity and harmony.
Our signature style has often been described as “an iron fist in a velvet glove,” a reference to the artful balance—between ripeness and restraint, softness and structure—that yields wines of exceptional beauty and long life. Achieving that style requires a level of attention to detail found only among the world’s most dedicated wine producers.
We pick in small lots and maintain the identity of those lots through destemming/crushing, fermentations, and aging. These distinct lots provide the winemaking team with a rich palette from which to construct each blend. All of our wines aged exclusively in French oak, but we choose from a variety of coopers and forests to achieve appropriate harmony.
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