Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
Fermentation: 70% Destemmed to open top tank, 30% whole clusters dumped on top. Warm fermentation with foot treading, and pumpovers.
Aging: 100% French oak, 11 months, 65% New
We have found a gem in Mogambo. Farmed by Doug Hill and the Oak Knoll team, the fruit is rich, and dense and shows the classic bark berry fruits with meaty, gamey undertones we love about Syrah. The use of whole clusters gives us a bit of tension while warm fermentation drives richness in color and mouthfeel. The end result is a mouth-filling wine with fruit that pops in its youth and classic meaty secondaries that will reveal themselves with aging.
Release Date: November 2022
Locale: West side of Oak Knoll at the foot of Mount Veeder. Gravelly Soils and warm days.
Harvest Date: September 8
Harvest Specs: 25. Brix, 3.71 pH, .54 TA