Derby Westside & Alta Colina
16 months in barrel. 50% second fill oak, 50% neutral oak; all French.
100% Malo-lactic Fermentation
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.
This wine is 43% Viognier, 39% Roussanne, and 18% Marsanne.
13.5 barrels made.
Chill slightly; drink 15 minutes out of refrigerator. Aging potential is 3-5 years.