“It’s hard not to make gold with gold coming in,” says Erica Stancliff, winemaker for Trombetta Family Wines. Stancliff and her mother, Rickey Trombetta, were strong advocates for the appellation.
“With the wind, there’s no botrytis or mildew issues, and the grapes have a higher skin-to-juice ratio,” she says. “They give the wines a richness and texture with structure. They’re naturally very balanced.”