Tasting Notes: Lemon Bitters, Grapefruit Rind, River Rock
This year’s Got Grapes comes from a mix of white barrels, puncheons and concrete eggs. The result is a very special blend of wines. We brought in Picpoul and Clariette from Fernow Vineyard in Lodi for the first time this year. The grapes were pressed together to coferment in our concrete eggs for 10 months. The Viognier comes from J&K Vineyard in Santa Barbara, where we pressed directly into our Austrian Stockinger puncheons where the wine fermented and aged for 10 months. Albariño grapes were pressed and fermented in neutral French oak barrels, coming from North Canyon Vineyard and add nice aromatics to the wine. And the Marsanne and Grenahce Blanc grapes come from Love Ranch, where they were pressed into neutral French oak barrels to age. Malolactic fermentation was allowed to happen naturally with all varieties. This wine was blended together and left unfiltered and unfined. Enjoy and drink up, this will go fast!
VARIETIES: 28% Picpoul, 24% Clairette, 32% Viognier, 8% Marsanne, 5% Albariño, 3% Grenache Blanc
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 290 CASES