J California Cuvée Brut
Grapes for the California Cuvée were primarily hand-harvested into small half-ton bins and placed as whole clusters, without destemming, into our presses for a gentle, low-pressure pressing to minimize the breakdown of grape skins and seeds. Each vineyard lot was fermented and kept separate until blending. Reserve wine from previous vintages was added to round out the mouthfeel. Ultimately, our cuvée was assembled and cold-stabilized to remove excess tartrates and then bottled in March of 2017.