Estate Vineyard, Anderson Valley
The fruit for this wine comes from our organically farmed Estate Vineyard. This block planted in 1997 provides the concentrated fruity and spicy characteristics typical of this varietal. This wine is perfumed with a prominent nose of rose petals, orange peels, and cardamom. This dry wine is fruity and full on the palate with rich flavors of bosc pears, white peaches, and lychee finishing crisply with hints of ginger and spice. The wine was fermented in a combination of stainless steel and large format, neutral wood barrels. The portion fermented in stainless steel provides the intense fruit and spice, while extended lees contact in the barrels contributes weight on the palate and the perception of sweetness. We avoided any malolactic fermentation, and the wine was sterile filtered before bottling. No animal derived fining agents were used in the production of this wine. The bold flavors in this wine and hint of sweetness allow this wine to pair with a wide range of cuisine
including slow cooked pork roast, with onions and an apple juice glaze or brined pork chops with juniper berries.
Cases produced 237, alcohol 12.9%, titratable acidity 5.3 g/L, 3.37pH, residual sugar 1.2 g/L