2011 "CALL TO ARMS"
Alta Colina Vineyard
17 months sur lie. 60% second fill French oak barriques, 40% neutral French barriques
Along the craggy coast there stands a lighthouse, seemingly carved from air, on a lush prominence. While the ocean scrapes the shore, seeking to steal the beacon, the land is slowly covered entire with white flowers and sunlight. On those first Spring days, the lighthouse keeper - his spirit renewed after months of bone cold - begins to prepare a luxurious breakfast, the scents of belgian waffle, meyer lemon, warm apple compote and clove mist mingle with the the awakening herbs and flowers: jasmine, young limes, sage and wintergreen. The sea continues to rise and yell, spitting spray onto the rocks and releasing heaps of soft chalk from the earth, while the keeper cautiously munches on brioche.
70% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne
Chill slightly, 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator, pull the cork and enjoy.