Element 28, which is nickel on the periodic table, is owned by Far Niente Partner Erik Nickel. Located high in the hills across from Lake Henessey, this vineyard has a nice western exposure, comprised of shallow, gravelly loam soils which produce small vines with loose clusters and small berries. Three different clones offer a variety of concentrated fruit flavors that are hallmarks of this hillside vineyard.
A brilliant perfume of plum and blue fruits with hints of dried herb and lavender opens onto a full, fruit-forward entry. Lively acidity and mature hillside tannins frame the layers of generous fruit, while soft mineral notes and a hint of cacao lend a delicate quality to the generous mouthfeel. Incredibly nuanced, the combination of hillside structure, ample fruit, and delicate accents make this wine hard to resist now yet promise to gain additional complexity with time.View Tasting Notes
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