2013 "COTES du COAST"
White Rhone Blend
88% barrel fermented on the lees at cellar temp, 12% stainless steel fermented clean under glycol. Malolactic conversion arrested on all wines after primary fermentation complete
The finished room, of freshly-sawn redwood, was not meant to hold such a crowd, but it swelled as the revelers danced, the subtle lemon-drop center warming with each beat to orange blossom, then tarragon, until peppery like allspice. They swayed with such intensity and unison that a mist formed, sprinkling honey milk, sweet tea, and lime--releasing an impossible delicious now.
Viognier - Bien Nacido (Santa Maria Valley), White Hawk (Los Alamos), Derby (Templeton Gap District Paso Robles), Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard Roussanne - Alta Colina Vineyard (Adelaida District Paso Robles), Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard Grenache Blanc - Alta Colina (Adelaida District Paso Robles), Kopack Vineyard (Templeton Gap District Paso Robles) Marsanne - Bien Nacido (Santa Maria Valley) Derby (Templeton Gap District Paso Robles)
49% Viognier, 27% Roussanne, 15% Grenache Blanc, 9% Marsanne
Chill slightly, 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator, pull the cork and enjoy. Aging potential 4-6 years.