Layne Vineyard is one of the original vineyards in the Applegate Valley – the vines were planted in 1975 and grafted over to Tannat in 2009. The vineyard and the region sit around 1,500 feet in elevation. Getting the fruit fully ripe requires patienceand careful crop management, and in 2014 both of these came together splendidly. The fruit was picked near the end of October and fermented spontaneously in a 1.75 ton capacity fermenter. 25% of the clusters were left whole, and all cap management was done through pigeage. The wine went through elevage in neutral French oak barrels, and was bottled unfined and unfiltered on April 14, 2017.