2011 "COTES DU COAST"
17 months sur lie. 40% second fill French barriques, 60% neutral French barriques
100% barrel fermented. 40% malolactic fermentation
In the woodcuts of old books, you will find images of old liturgy. The people gathered in quiet comradery. Wafts of ancient spice, boughs of cloved oranges and dried thyme hanging neatly overhead. There are remnants of those days still with us, they land softly as moths on a lantern’s glass, subtly altering the color of cast light. These ghosts are around us, continually changing the form of the world from chaos and clamour to the friendly and familiar. They create in us the spice of home: frothed cream, cinnamon flan, orange marmalade, moss covered roofs and poached apples. When these shades arrive the world snaps into focus with the freshness of lime zest, grated fennel and pressed cilantro leaf.
Derby Vineyard (Viognier & Marsanne), Alta Colina Vineyard (Grenache Blanc & Roussanne), Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard (Viognier & Roussanne), White Hawk Vineyard (Viognier)
54% Viognier, 19% Roussanne, 15% Grenache Blanc, 12% Marsanne
Chill slightly, 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator, pull the cork and enjoy. Aging potential 4-6 years.