A mineral and polished Chenin Blanc with an undercurrent of concentrated stone fruit flavor to tie it all together.
Variety: 100% Chenin Blanc
Vineyard: Lyman Ranch
Location: Amador County
Mirabelle plums, lemongrass, green apple candy and peach pit. The palate is loaded with minerals and concentrated stone fruit flavors and ripe Bosch pear. Long and polished, this is modern Chenin Blanc, gravelly and intense but with a streak of ripe fruit to hold it all together. Absolutely gorgeous now, but sure to improve in the bottle for another 3-5 years as well.
100% whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel, new Austrian oak and neutral French oak barrels on ambient yeasts. Aged in 70% neutral French oak barrels and 30% new Austrian oak barrels for 10 months.
Grown in red granitic soils at 1400’ within Amador County, this warm mountainous site grows a unique expression of Chenin Blanc. The ferrous soils and exposure ripen these thick-skinned golden grapes quickly and with loads of tropical fruit. The cold foothill nights help the grapes retain their acidity and freshness.