Nose

This Gewürztraminer based blend begins with exotic fruits and fresh papaya with a touch of minerality.

Palate

The essence of ripe mangos and star fruit continues on the front of the palate and then bursts wide open with the flavors of blood orange and kumquat, filling your mouth with succulent juiciness.

Growing Conditions

along the French and German border and is noted for its intense aromatics. The Gewürztraminer grapes for this blend were sourced from just outside the town of Sonoma. Muscat Canelli is a Rhone grape known for its aromas of sweet citrus. This varietal does well in warm climates, so it was natural to source this grape from Lodi County, where the growing season is typically 10-15 degrees warmer than Napa Valley. Rousanne and Viognier are also from the Rhone region and impart elements of brisk stone fruit.

Winemaking

Blending grape varietals usually found only in European growing regions, our winemaker, Shawna Miller, has created a unique and fresh wine. These individual varietals were classically fermented in steel to preserve the delicate aromas that are characteristic of these wines. After fermentation, they were cleanly racked off their lees and sealed airtight to age until ready to bottle. The three wines were aged separately and then blended prior to bottling in June 2015.