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2013 "COTES du COAST"

White Rhone Blend

2013
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Central Coast
Fermentation
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
Alcohol %
14.4
Robert Parker
92
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
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.
Vineyard Notes
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)
Winemaker Notes
49% Viognier, 27% Roussanne, 15% Grenache Blanc, 9% Marsanne
Production
34 Barrels
Other Notes
Chill slightly, 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator, pull the cork and enjoy. Aging potential 4-6 years.