Varners planted in the early 1980s in the Portola Valley. The wines are fermented with natural yeasts and stay on their lees in barrel with no rackings until they are prepared for bottling. The Home Block is fabulous. It is rather inward and reticent, but the wine’s personality is impossible to miss. Ash, minerals, earthiness are some of the notes that add complexity to the intense fruit. This is another sweeping, totally elegant wine from Varner.