2022 Fall Release
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. In 2019, a 65% Zinfandel inclusion provides the structural backbone, while the remaining Syrah fills out the mid-palate. A 20-month élevage in neutral, tight-grained French oak barrel and puncheon was further complemented by extended time in bottle prior to release, yielding a harmonious amalgam of two robust Estate varietals.