2019 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. Zinfandel provides the structural backbone, Syrah fills out the mid-palate, and Pinot Noir adds a dash of brightness. Our inaugural vintage, the 2017 Board & Batten exhibits a lightness that belies the intensity of its serious parts. The wine’s expressive character was further enhanced over an 18-month élevage in tight-grain, neutral French oak.