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2008 Monte Bello (375ml)
22 parcels totaling 60 tons from 58 acres went into the 2008 Monte Bello. Harvested from September 26 to October 16, with an average brix of 24.3°. Destemmed, uncrushed, whole berry fermented on the native yeasts, pressed after 6 days. Unfined, pad filtered and aged for 18 months in 98% new, 2% 1-year-old american oak, 2% new french oak used for comparison.