Scribe Winery 2018 St. Laurent, Carneros
Item Number: 13338
Sub Region: Sonoma
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Ricci Vineyard
Grape(s): St. Laurent
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Total Acidity: 5.4 g/L
Soil Type: Loam and alluvial clay
Vineyard Notes: 2018 marked Scribe's fourth year working with the Ricci Vineyard in the rolling hills of Los Carneros south of Scribe. In 2001, Dale Ricci planted this unique vineyard of the native Austrian St. Laurent on loam and alluvial clay. Harvested on September 28th, 2018, the grapes were native yeast fermented in stainless steel and concrete with 50% whole cluster and inclusion.
Vintage Notes: After several years of drought and the North Bay fires at the end of the 2017 harvest, the 2018 vintage was a welcome return to "normal." The winter was cool and with steady rainfall that delayed bud break by about 3-4 weeks compared to the previous years of drought and irregularly warm winters. The flowering period had a minimal amount of rain and wind, which provided for nearly ideal fruit set. The rest of the growing season saw cool and foggy mornings that allowed for the grapes to ripen slowly. Scribe had its longest harvest to date starting on August 22nd and ending on October 30th.