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Apex Vineyard 2022 Eco 3pk

Apex Vineyard 2022 Eco 3pk
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Ray Franscioni’s Apex Vineyard is in the heart of the southeast-facing terraces of the Santa Lucia Mountain range overlooking the Salinas River Valley. The vineyards, at an elevation of 1,250 feet, receive morning sun exposure before being influenced by the daily fog and ocean breezes 28 miles from Monterey Bay.

Vintage Notes

A dry winter and cool spring delayed bud break, slowing down bloom and fruit development. Warmer summer weather, however, prevailed through August, followed by an unexpected heat wave of eight days in early September. Reduced yields, a result of drought conditions over the last two years, combined with higher temperatures, have produced an expressive vintage featuring ripe, concentrated flavors.


After destemming and a three-day cold soak, fermentation took place in open top stainless-steel tanks at a variety of temperatures, followed by aging for 11 months in French oak barrels, 13% new. “Multiple pickings in 2022 gave us a vivid portrait of Apex Vineyard and the Santa Lucia Highlands with classic, youthful red fruit flavors and wonderful balance.” - Winemaker Frederic Delivert

Wine Profile 

Nose: Bright red cherry, strawberry and pomegranate aromas with notes of potpourri, fennel, miso and cinnamon.

Palate: Medium bodied with deep, ripe cherry, cranberry and plum skin flavors accented by white mushroom, black pepper, a light dustiness and a silky texture.