Board & Batten pays homage to the various barns originally constructed on the Estate in the 1890s, noted for their distinct exterior siding. In their assembly, each board and accompanying wooden strip–or batten–is an independent unit then joined together to form a strong structure. Our Proprietary Red is crafted in similar fashion, as a stand-alone Estate blend built from individual varietal expressions. Zinfandel provides the structural backbone, Syrah fills out the mid-palate, and Pinot Noir adds a dash of brightness. Only our second vintage of this Estate-driven red, the 2018 Board & Batten was aged exclusively in tight-grain, neutral French oak, then held in bottle for an extended period prior to release, resulting in a harmonious integration greater than the sum of its parts.