Wine Specs

Vintage 2009
Appellation Paso Robles
Vineyard Designation Derby Westside & Alta Colina
Aging 16 months in barrel. 50% second fill oak, 50% neutral oak; all French.
Fermentation 100% Malo-lactic Fermentation
Release Date 4/1/2011
Alcohol % 15.4

Wine Profile

Tasting Notes A wine that invokes days spent backpacking through Big Sur, a rustic nose of lavender, cypress, juniper berries, hewn lumber and washed linen leads to an oily palate; full of orange blossom, lychee white tea, and a custom trail mix: macadamia nuts, candied ginger, dried passion fruit and salted almonds. It closes out the palate with a heady coating of thyme and beeswax, and resolves on generous acidity with minerality suggesting dry seabed soils, stirred up under foot.
Winemaker Notes This wine is 43% Viognier, 39% Roussanne, and 18% Marsanne.
Production 13.5 barrels made.
Other Notes Chill slightly; drink 15 minutes out of refrigerator. Aging potential is 3-5 years.


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