2013 "CALL TO ARMS"
Westside Paso Robles
Alta Colina Vineyard
22% new French barriques, 67% neutral French barriques, 11% stainless steel barrels, All barrels aged on the lees for 18 months
100% barrel fermented on the lees at cellar temp, Malolactic conversion arrested on all barrels after primary fermentation completed
She awoke beneath the boughs of the northwestern woods. The moist ground smelled of gingerbread, iron shavings, caraway seed, and white sage. But the sun broke through the trees in bright splotches of white, like candied grapefruit and fresh newspaper. She made the indulgent choice to remain beneath the quivering pines, sprawled in a vanilla yet acidic half-slumber, until the sun reached just the right point in the sky.
Alta Colina Vineyard located in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles
66% Grenache Blanc & 34% Roussanne
9 barrels made
Chill slightly, 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator, pull the cork and enjoy. Aging potential 4-6 years.