The third year of Tendu red wine is a mix of Aglianico, Montepulciano and Barbera from the weathered, pink gravelly alluvium, very low fertility soils (Corning Series) called the WindmillVineyard. The vineyard is located outside of Woodland (Yolo County; Dunnigan Hills AVA). It is of moderate elevation and it gets quite warm during the day. The warm season led to evenfaster ripening than normal in the hot Dunnigan Hills. The early harvest date (first part of August) kept the flavors very fresh. The added Barbera in 2015 contributed vibrant natural acidity despite the warm growing season. The dry weather kept the fruit very healthy, allowing for minimal sulfites use.
Blend: 30% Montepulciano, 30% Barbera, 25% Aglianico, and 15% mixed blacks