Glowing in the glass, the aromatics concentrate with notes of lemongrass, fresh cut grass and hints of lavender, cream and jasmine. On the palate, the entry is all acidity but with a serious mid-palate—lively flavors of kiwi, lime and intriguing minerality. The finish is bright and youthful with a slight Meyer lemon rind closing out the wine.
Food Matching Chicken, Pork Chop, Turkey, Cheese, Vegetables
Climate Coastal marine and coastal cool with heavy to moderate fog intrusion.
Geology Clay loam to fine sandy loam; Goldridge, Cotati, Los Osos, Steinbeck and Sebastopol soil series.
Vinification Whole cluster pressed. Use of X5, BO213, and VL3C yeast. 70% stainless steel fermented, 30% in barrel.
Aging 30% Barrel-fermented in French oak, 55% New Oak, 70% Fermented in stainless steel tanks
Residual sugar 0.05