Some of the Pinot noir grapes for this wine were grown at the Ponzi’s estate vineyards, and the rest of the fruit came from several other sites, all within the new Laurelwood District AVA boundaries. After a five-day cold soak (to impart more color and aromas), the juice went through fermentation before being pressed and then aged in French oak barrels for 14 months. Ponzi Vineyards aged the wine in bottle for another 10 months before its release.
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