Vinification Chilling of hand-picked grapes to 8C. Destemming, no crushing, enzymatic pre-fermentation skin contact under controlled conditions; alcoholic fermentation at graduated temperatures; maintenance sur lie for 3 months with regular stirring. 8 months in American oak.
Taste Profile Alpha One is a bottling of the best of each year's pick, in 2003 from single blocks of Montepulciano and Tannat. The result is a masterpiece, fine and densely complex. It will get even better with age.