Most winemakers would be satisfied with the smashing success of the 2008 release, but Carlos is not most winemakers. He’s got the number 98 in his sights and the 2009 The Referènce is on track to hit the mark! Getting to 98, however, takes skill, knowledge, patience, and above all, a passion and deep abiding love for the art and science of winemaking.
Carlos explains that in the making of the 2009 The Referènce, he let it rest for 1 year longer than the 2008, which was more tannic. He contends that “the 2009 vintage is a more serious wine, truer to how a right bank wine should taste.”