The grapes were picked at 23.5° brix, with a pH of 3.45, and 9.0 grams per liter titratable acidity. The finished wine has a pH of 3.6, titratable acidity of 6.4 grams per liter, and 12.8% alcohol.
Release Date: Fall 1988
For me, the 1985 vintage epitomizes everything possible from our vineyard, with its deep raspberry aromas, youthful tannins, and a beautiful, silky elegance. Quite forceful on the palate, the ’85 promises great development in the bottle. This kind of year comes along only once in a great while. Unfortunately, the yield was unusually low: 300 bottles per acre. Therefore, it will be quite scarce.