Collaboration of winermaker Dave Phinney of Napa Valley and the legendary Ramirez family of Guanajuato, MX. Each individual agave grown at 7,000 ft is selected by Rosendo Ramirez Senior who has been farming in the region for his entire life. The hearts of the 6-8 year old plants (pinas) are then expertly extracted by jimadors that have worked the fields for decades. The pinas transported to the distillery, the core is removed and then they are precisely cut into four segments, which is a labor intensive and rare process. Roasting takes place in an autoclave with a proprietary process and the sweet juices are slowly coaxed out of the pinas and separated for fermentation. The distillation is done in a traditional copper pot still to emphasize and extrapolate the most complex esters. The Reposado is aged for four months in new American oak barrels followed by four months of finishing in Chardonnay barrels. The tequila is cut with spring water sourced from the property. Bottling takes place by hand. The custom bottle, designed by Dave, is produced in Mexico and hand painted with precious metals.