100% Lagrein. Unlike the previous vintage, the grapes for 2018 were pressed immediately. Lagrein is a very dark grape, so the skins bleed off instantly – hence the darker hue in the previous release. We wanted to see what pressing immediately would give off for color. We love what this vintage produced – a fun textural, almost orange wine. It’s pressed into stainless steel and aged for 9 months. The numerous bottles of Nusserhoff’s Lagrein Rosé that we have enjoyed over the years from Alto Adige inspire this wine. What is special about this wine is the vineyard. Lone Pine Vineyard is farmed by Charlie Cosens, where he grows Lagrein, Refosco and Chardonnay. The vineyard is located in El Dorado County, just outside of Placerville. It is at 1700 ft elevation and consists of volcanic rock, shale and fine grained granite.