Number 79 on Wine Spectator's 2003 Top 100 Wines!
Loads of rich flavors yet with a sense of elegance and finesse, with layers of ripe, spicy, apple, pear and buttery notes, finishing with lively, well-integrated acidity and a burst of flavor on the aftertaste.
For this vintage of Overlook, our winemaker blended over thirty-five separate lots of carefully slected grapes from vineyards in two of California's finest coastal appellations: 78% from Sonoma Valley and 22% from Monterey's cool Salinas Valley.
Overlook is a wine that is more than the sum of its parts due to the synergy of blending. All of the individual lots were barrel fermented in French Oak (25% new), using indigenous yeast and complete malo-lactic fermentation, aged sur lie for 9 months and bottled without filtration, giving the wine a well-proportioned richness and finesse that has been the signature of our handcrafted Overlook wine.