The contrasting images of Clementine oranges and biscotti compliment each other here.
The fresh acidity of lemon curd combines well with the richness of dulce de leche and the elegance of Bosc pears. The wine’s finesse is apparent as ripe cantaloupe aromatics subside to reveal those of toasted hazelnut.
Vineyards: Pahlmeyer Estate Vineyard, Wayfarer Vineyard, Berlenbach Vineyard
It was not fined or sterile filtered; bottled on Aug. 24, 2006
The grapes were hand-sorted and gently whole-cluster pressed. After overnight settling, the juice was racked to barrels for 100% native yeast barrel fermentation followed by malolactic fermentation.
The wine was aged in 90% new French oak barrels for eleven months on the lees, which were stirred weekly.