A spectrum of exotic aromas: mango, peach, lemongrass, basil, and the slightest hint of white pepper.
The mouth is focused, bright, and complex with refreshing acidity that wakes up the taste buds and invites another sip.
We were rewarded with another outstanding vintage in 2014. Sunshine and a warm dry spring gave way to mild and ideal growing conditions throughout the summer. An uneventful growing season without extremes for me typically indicates a potentially excellent quality. Indeed that was the case. Harvest began early, August 29, and finished early, October 2, avoiding the potentially cool and rainy autumn conditions. There is a common theme in the wines from 2014—they are delightfully fruit forward with impeccable balance.
80% Stainless Steel and 20% Neutral French Oak.
Our winemaking strategy has remained consistent for quite a few years now. Grapes arrive early in the day and proceed directly to the press without any crushing. The resulting juice ferments at a cool temperature in stainless steel for two to three weeks. We select a yeast strain known to accentuate aromatics, freshness, and fruitiness. Fermentation: 12 days at 50º, VIN 13 Yeast
After fermentation the majority of the wine remains in stainless steel, while the remainder ages sur-lie in older cooperage. That sur-lie aged component seems to provide just the right amount of texture to the wine.
An inviting straw color.