2012 "CALL TO ARMS"
Alta Colina Vineyard
Fermented and aged 17 months on the lees in 30% new French barriques, 50% neutral French barriques and 20% stainless steel
20% malolactic fermentation
Like descending a snow packed peak swishing with pine boughs, cold creek mint, lemon peel sorbet, wild coriander and soft nettle and finding the impossible weight of summer evening air and exotic cocktails buoying you at the base: grated ginger, raw honey, vanilla creme and honeysuckle and a strike of acidity like sunlight sparking off mica.
Alta Colina Vineyard, Westside Paso Robles
70% Grenache Blanc and 30% Roussanne
Chill slightly, 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator, pull the cork and enjoy. Aging potential 4-6 years.