Las Madres vineyard in Los Carneros Sonoma is a hillside site nestled in a bowl. This allows for excellent ripening during the day while benefiting from cool, marine influenced temperatures at night. The vineyard is sustainably farmed in an organic way. 50% whole bunch fermentation to bring out inherent vineyard characteristics, namely black tapenade. Maturation in a small percentage of new Hungarian oak to accentuate savory, spice notes.