Crisp green apple, persimmon and stone-fruit. The mid-palate is lively and tropical and it ends with lovely hints of kumquat and fresh lemon custard pie. Pair with welsh aged cheddar, baked tilapia, and kale salad with apples and blanched almonds.
The 2017 vintage started with above average rain in each of our locations that delivered a lot of wetness and humidity keeping us on our toes. The overall growing season brought a nice spring with uniform growth and a healthy fruit set. Veraison occurred during July through August for Sonoma County, Monterey, and Santa Barbara. Each appellation experienced a fall heat wave in early September, this slight stress to the vineyard gave us the optimal sugar levels, phenolics, and acids that allowed for us to pick the grapes immediately.