Nose

Brimming with tropical freshness. The aroma is reminiscent of citrus fruits accompanied by notes of honeydew melon, white peach, green apple, kiwi and a hint of lemongrass.

Palate

Flavors of citrus, melon and green apple mingle in perfect harmony. This wine has balanced fruit and brightness, refreshing acidity and a long, clean finish.

Growing Conditions

Abundant winter rains helped refresh the groundwater and our reservoirs after several years of drought. The vines responded to the moisture with abundant growth. The summer had a few heat spells, during which we employed shade cloths, water and canopy management, to preserve the fruit. The harvest was warm and came a bit early with slightly below average yields.

Bottling

March 2017

Winemaking

60% stainless steel fermentation at 50-62° F for 14 days and 40% barrel fermentation at 68-72° F for 7 days. No malolactic fermentation

Aging

Barrels: Stainless steel and neutral French oak barrels Aged in Barrel: 47 days

Appearance

Brilliant green-straw colored.