The 2012 Armstrong is a more varied take on this vineyard than in previous vintages. More clones were utilized (see above) than in previous vintages, with less new oak. This is a barrel selection from the different lots we produced, including a high percentage of whole cluster fermented lots, adding an additional layer of complexity and ageability. Growing conditions were ideal for the site, enabling us to hang long enough in this moderately warm vintage to develop ideal phenolic qualities without overripe flavors or excess alcohol. A nicely balanced wine with aromas of wild flowers, woody earth, and cherries. Flavors unfold with cherries, strawberries, damp earth, and fallen leaves. This is a complex, very balanced medium bodied wine with nice acidity and a silky mouthfeel.