As with all wines that I make, I am not committed to any outcome (number of cuvées, percentage of new oak or alcohol, cepage, etc.); instead, I prefer to work at the most granular level, making decisions for each vine, each micro block, fermenter and barrel independently, focusing only on the most beautiful action in any moment and the most compelling reflection of that vintage in our cellar and in our hands. Oftentimes, we see an expression on the blending table that is different than anything else in front of us, a small number of barrels that speak with a different voice, in a different key. Sometimes, These barrels add complexity to a full composite of the vintage, but are singularly exquisite when pulled into a cuvée of their own. For this wine we have created a new distinction: Lillian Gold Series.