Tasting Notes: Longview Vineyard is planted to a number of different Nebbiolo clones. Based on clonal selection with a superior track record, a selection of clones has been selected for this Riserva project, which strives to produce the most essential and refined character of this variety in our vineyard. This is our first vintage of Riserva Nebbiolo in 5 years.
The growing season in 2012 was optimal for the late-ripening Nebbiolo. Summer was mild and the end of the season extended into a warm, moderate autumn. Ripened bunches were hand picked (berry sorted), chilled and then vinified using traditional techniques.
Alluring and intense fragrance of cherry, tar, roses and violets with underlying restrained French oak. Rich supple fruit with wonderfully silky texture firm ripe tannins drive through a beautifully balanced and long finish.