2012 "COTES DU COAST"
Fermented and aged 17 months on the lees in 20% new French barriques
30% malolactic fermentation
The mottled and boon-like light stretching through March cloud cover on the Oregon coast through a cozy open window: rubbed sage, orange zest, wet moss, peach blossom and a whisper of talc are supported by a quilt of cottage warmth: spice cake, brioche, dew heavy wind, night jasmine and rare pearl green tea. A surprise of cool joy that finds you pondering a permanent move to the country.
White Hawk, Alta Colina, Santa Barbara Highlands and Derby
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.