This bright blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon is like a tropical fruit party with grit and grip.
Varieties: 85% Sauvingon Blanc, 15% Semillon
Vineyard: Randle Hill Vineyard
Location: Yorkville Highlands, CA
Production: 292 cases
Two-thirds of the fruit is foot crushed and pressed to tank then racked to neutral barrels for fermentation and 7 month elevage. The other third undergoes carbonic maceration for 2 weeks before being pressed, fermented and raised in a stainless tank for 7 months.
Certified organic and sustainable Randle Hill Vineyard in southern Mendocino County was planted in 1986 and has been hand-harvested without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers for over 30 years. Marked by high ridges and land troughs, the soil is characterized by gravel and old brittle rock. Influenced by marine air for over half of the year, the area sees hot summers and higher than average rainfall than neighboring vinicultural areas.