This is the inaugural release of Valli’s “Out of the Shadows” series. Every once in a while, there are those special one or two barrels a winemaker would like to bottle separately, hide in the warehouse only to be pulled out of the shadows and shared once they are approaching maturity.
In 2012, a single vineyard site along Waitaki Valleys Grants Road provided such a wine.
It is now time to share and while this wine is beginning to show the complexity that can only come with age, we expect it will last and improve for another 4 or 5 years." - Grant Taylor