Making a truly wonderful wine begins with making sure our vines struggle just a bit, through techniques like deficit irrigation, to help concentrate the fruit flavors. Crop thinning and leaf pulling also help insure full and proper ripening. We hand harvest into small bins to keep the fruit intact for its trip to the winery.
Once we have received the fruit at the winery, we keep each varietal separate through the entire fermentation and aging process, so each grape can fully express its true character. The 2014 blend consists of 65% Chardonnay, 25% Sauvignon Blanc, and 10% each Viognier.
One is immediately struck by the vibrant color, aromas of honeysuckle, yellow apples, and mandarin oranges that are complemented by hints of spice. Exotic flavors of lush yellow apples, nectarines, and tangerines leads to a long, totally seductive finish that is rich, mouth filling and soft.
Malolactic Fermentation: 50%
Total Acidity: .57g
Residual Sugar: .412
Bottled: August 17, 2015
Enjoy now or cellar through 2018