2020 Moscato – Diablo Vineyard
Diablo Vineyard . Clarksburg AVA
Aromas and flavors of fresh white peach, apricot and orange blossom are balanced by a little sparkle giving the wine a light body and refreshing finish. It is a classic light Moscato with natural sweetness and crisp acidity.
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
|SOIL COMPOSITION||Clay Loam. Derivation Mixed Rock.|
|VINEYARD PHILOSPHY||Certified Sustainable|
|TRELLISING||Bilateral Cane Prune|
|HARVEST DATE||August 25, 2020|
|BRIX AT HARVEST||23.2°|
|BOTTLE DATE||May 10, 2021|
The Diablo Vineyard sits at sea level providing fertile soil with an abundance of nutrients. We continuously manage both the nutrient and water levels to ensure the winegrapes develop strong flavors.
To reflect on the 2020 growing season, we must look to the end of 2019. Our rain-season began with a good steady pace in late November and continued through early January, but Mother Nature turned off her spigot and we only had a couple good storms in March and April. As spring arrived, the vines awoke on-time, but the temperatures were erratic, resulting in shatter and poor berry set for many varietals. After a short heat spike in late May, summer temperatures were normal, and we had healthy vine canopies. In mid-August, lasting through September, high-elevation smoke from the wildfires was present off-and-on which likely moderated the forecasted high temperatures. In the end, most sensitive white varietals were harvested before the smoke arrived showing great quality aromatics and flavors, and the poor fruit set in many of our red varietals during the Spring gave us amazing concentration of flavor and aroma in the finished wines.
CLARKSBURG AVA – Located on the Sacramento River in the heart of the Delta, the Clarksburg AVA has a profound maritime influence. Cool mornings give way to warm afternoons and temperatures quickly cool again in the evenings. With land at or below sea level, the fertile soil attracts and holds nutrients and water which calls for constant monitoring.