After fall harvest, the 2018 wines have completed malolactic fermentation and been transferred into oak barrels for aging. The Rosé and white wines are aging in stainless steel tanks and have been stirred weekly (a process called “batonage”) to pick up body and mouth feel. The 2018 red wines are aging in 60-130-gallon French Oak barrels that are a combination of Medium to Neutral toast. Mark samples all the wines (both 2017 and 2018) in barrels, making tasting notes and topping off barrels.