The grapes were picked at 24.0° brix, with a pH of 3.4, and 8.7 grams per liter titratable acidity. The finished wine has a pH of 3.5, titratable acidity of 7.2 grams per liter, and 13% alcohol.
Release Date: Fall 1989
The 1987 vintage yielded a wine of remarkable harmony and grace. Lemon, anise, and gardenia flavors, typical of every vintage, are here in abundance, yet the overall impression is one of exquisite balance. Given the record of prior vintages which have tasted this way at this stage, i.e. 1973 and 1984, you can expect excellent development in the bottle for four to five years, then a drinking plateau for another five.