Bass Hill sits high on the cool, windy edge of the Coast Range. Originally planted in 1989, this own rooted, dry farmed vineyard is naturally low yielding and produces tiny thicky-skinned berries. The fruit from here makes a beautiful dark, structured wine. Unfined. Unfiltered.
After a cold, damp winter we saw early spring heat that pushed bud break up a few weeks ahead of average. A heat spike around flowering caused potential yields to be reduced but would ultimately create small berries and loose clusters. The mild summer to fall temperatures allowed for great flavor development and concentration in the grapes. 2016’s wines are showing good concentration and intensity and have retained amazing freshness and acidity.