Joyful” sourced from the epic Clos Pepe Vineyard packs power and grace into a sleek and sultry package. Deep, dark, intensely layered and well structured with balanced acidity. Black cherry, boysenberry, pomegranate, dried rose pedals, mineral and licorice notes.
Joyful, clone 115, was hand picked and sorted in the cool hours of the night in the Sta. Rita Hills. Grapes are gently removed from the stems with minimal breakage to the skin. They are cold soaked for 4-6 days until they warm enough for native fermentations to begin. Fermentations are cool and long. Aged in French oak barrels for 16 months on the lees before bottling.
93 Points Wine Enthusiast