Grapes for this Lot 15 wine are sourced from growers in the cooler climate regions of the North Coast AVA; those being Napa Carneros, Sonoma and Mendocino. Theses regions allow Pinot Noir to stay on the vine longer, letting the grapes reach their ideal ripeness. Every batch of grapes is vinified separately, seven days in closed fermenters, with daily punch downs then pressed at dryness. Aging is for nine months in French Oak barrels. The Lot # featured on the bottle is an indication of the quality, noting that the wines selected are the best of the region and vintage. Wine Enthusiast Magazine made this 2013 an "Editors' Choice" scoring it 91 points and saying "This wine has intense and complex flavors while keeping a graceful texture and great balance between acidity, body and tannins. Aromas suggest raspberries and strawberries with hints of pine forest and earth, while the flavors are vivid and bright."