There was a moment where I realized that all great wine starts with an idea. An intention. There was a bin of Reggie where the ferment was 100% Pinot Noir, and out of that lot came one single barrel that I started affectionately referring to as "the Bachelor". The Bachelor showed everything that I had hoped for in the extended carbonic concept: tension, stones, and fruit, pretty much in that order.
It is most certainly the most exciting red wine that I have ever produced. It's as natural as any wine I have ever made, but as austere as many of the great Burgundies that have been an inspiration to me in recent times. And if there's anything I love in wine (and in life), it's a good dichotomy.