Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA
Summer 2020 Wine Club Selection (Limited Quantities Remain)
Flight Club Selection!
- color: pale yellow
- aromas: Gala apple, honeydew, almond
- palate: crisp acidity, mouthwatering minerality, lemon, Opal apple
RegionRussian River Valley, Sonoma, CA
Aging PotentialReady to enjoy now!
It felt more like a normal year in Sonoma County in 2017. After years of drought, the water table was still in good shape after 2016. Bud break came a bit early despite a cool spring. A very mild summer followed and ripening was slow and steady. However we did receive two heat spikes in the vintage which pushed things along nicely. The clusters filled out with berries growing more normal in size. The hang time was longer than normal and so better for tannin and flavor development without a run up in sugar. Once we started picking though, the season was very compressed. The yields were down just a bit but the flavors and concentrations were fantastic.
FERMENTATION: 100% Stainless
AGING: 6 months