Light green-tinged gold color. Nose is floral withsweet spice and pome fruit notes. The palate is layered with green apple, pear, quince, rose petal, honeysuckle,
lemon, and freesia.
This wine was designed to showcase the fruit and floral dimensions of the blended varietals. As a highly aromatic white with some residual sugar, it will be best enjoyed in its youth while the aromatics
are fresh and bright. There is no additional complexity to be gained from cellaring a wine of this style. Enjoy best in the first 18 months after bottling.
|Wine maker notes
|A nearly ideal season was delivered for vintage 2012. A very mild winter with plenty of rain prepared the vines for an early start in the spring. Excellent calm, still weather during bloom ensured a healthy set and the crop was abundant. Mild summer temperatures allowed for steady ripening. The white varietals used in this blend generally ripened early in the season with the exception of White Riesling that was grown in the Russian River Valley and was slow to mature.
Aromatic white varietals lend themselves to fermentation in stainless steel without the influence of oak. This process allows the natural aromatics to shine through and the beautiful subtleties of each varietal to be optimized. Blending of these complementary varietals layers the final wine and offers dimensions of floral, spice, and fruit that provide complexity without weight.
|Great sipping wine. Will pair well with fresh fruit, crudités, very mild cheeses, and salads.