Great winemakers love the opportunity to try something new, and are particularly captivated by experiments with promising results. One such experiment has resulted in this exclusive wine. Our Blanc de Blancs has quickly become a club favorite. On the nose, playful aromas of golden apple, lychee, lemon zest, and orange blossom are underpinned by a flinty minerality.
Our Blanc de Blancs has quickly become a club favorite. On the nose, playful aromas of golden apple, lychee, lemon zest, and orange blossom are underpinned by a flinty minerality. The palate reveals a serious wine with focused fruit and plenty of structure; seamless flavors of grilled lemon, brioche, honeydew, and shortbread flow long on bright acidity. Beautifully integrated, fresh and lively, this wine will continue to evolve over the next several years.
In 2017, Carneros was gifted with its 3rd wettest winter in 125 years, refilling reservoirs and aquifers that had been depleted in the previous drought years. Happy vines developed healthy canopies which tempered the higher-than-average temperatures and brief heat spikes that characterized the growing season. Harvest began on August 7th, a fairly typical start date in Carneros. The resulting wines show beautiful depth, concentration, and freshness.
Food Pairing Notes
This elegant wine would pair beautifully with a pear and endive salad, macadamia encrusted halibut, or tilapia with a rich cream sauce.