Each year as we farm Luminous Hills Vineyard, we fine tune our farming to account for what happened in one year to improve the balance of the vines in the following year. This largely comes down to ground management (cover crop, tilling practices and very rare irrigation) and canopy management (shoot thinning and positioning, leaf pulling). The 777 clone has been one of the primary beneficiaries of this practice – while it has always provided the rich concentrated focus that has been a component of the Lux, as well as a key dimension of the larger “Silver” and Willamette Valley blends, it has steadily gained strength with each vintage and in 2018 has earned a place for the first time as a coveted Joker’s selection as one of the best barrels in the vintage. Neutral French Oak Barrel. 14.1% Alcohol. 25% Whole Cluster Fermented.