100% Grenache Blanc from Camp 4 Vineyard in Santa Ynez Valley. Aromas of orange, and a hint of pear; taste of dried apricots and a little fig. Balanced and round mouthfeel with a pleasant fruitiness and light acidity in the finish.
100% Riesling from Cani Amante Vineyard in Ojai. (Cani Amante means “Dog Lover”). Light floral and fresh fruit aromas make you think it may be slightly sweet- it is not! The finish is crisply dry and very refreshing.
Grapes were hand-harvested in July 2015 from a small lot planted in 2010. Wine was crushed and pressed into stainless steel tank. Cool, slow fermentation took place over 65 days. Bottled April 17, 2016 then released August 1, 2016.
Grapes were handpicked into ½ ton picking bins; clusters were sorted by hand before being de-stemmed. Zinfandel from McGourty Vineyard in Paso Robles; Petite Sirah from Gold Hawk Vineyard in Sonoma. All grapes entered the open-top bins as whole berries. Each varietal was fermented to dryness over 13-14 days. During fermentation, punch down took place two to four times daily to extract ripe tannins and intense flavors from the skins. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel to help incorporate the oak. Blending took place in February, 2015 with bottling April 25, 2015.