Planted in the same year as the first successful solo trans-Atlantic flight, our 90-year-old, dry farmed estate vines capture the pioneering Spirit of Dry Creek in a bottle. Full of rhubarb, cracked pink peppercorns and nutmeg aromatics. Dusty bramble, piercing minerality and bombastic raspberries precede a soft and supple underpinning of tannin to go along with crisp acidity. Aged 7 months in 25% new French oak and another 11 months in neutral French oak. Meant to age about four to seven years from vintage if you can keep your hands off it. Otherwise decant and drink now. Pair with pan roasted duck breast and dried cherry sauce. Cheese pairing of dry Jack and aged Gouda.
Bottled March, 2017
T.A. 7.1 g/L