AWARDED 90 POINTS BY THE WINE ENTHUSIAST ~ SILVER, ORANGE COUNTY WINE COMPETITION ~ BRONZE, CENTRAL COAST WINE COMPETITION ~ BRONZE, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION
This wine presents intense tropical fruit fragrances like: pineapple, mango, papaya, and passion fruit. Aromas of peach and pineapple complement a finish of crisp tartness and vanilla. To achieve the perfect balance, the wine was aged for eight months in 79% stainless steel, 14% new and 7% seasoned French oak. This ancient Rhône varietal is finding modern popularity as an intriguing alternative to Chardonnay. Winemaking Notes: Hand picked and vineyard sorted on a very cold morning in October. The grapes were then destemmed and cold soaked for 2 days. The fruit then went straight to the bladder press for a light pressing. The must was cold fermented in stainless steel for about 2 weeks to retain fruity notes and then allowed to undergo Malo-Lactic fermentation. The wine was aged for 8 months in 50% neutral French oak and 50% stainless steel to conserve tropical aromas.
John and Sandy H.
(Jan 14, 2014 at 1:09 PM)