Santa Barbara County
Bien Nacido Vineyard
9 months on the lees in barrel 20% stainless steel, 40% Second Fill French Barrique, 40% Neutral French Barrique
She didn’t show, again. It’s the last picnic before the nip of fall returns to the air. Resolving to make the best of the gathering, you nosh on toasted almonds dusted with wasabi, crisp nectarines, buttered sourdough and fresh cucumber salad dressed with olive oil and lime zest. This may be the last time you’re all together and the late summer evening smells of brioche, ginger spice and homemade farmstead soap. Everyone walks quietly to the water’s edge. You pick up a wet skipping stone and there she is, watching you from a dock across the water. You shift the piece of dried grass between your teeth to smile as she retreats into the woods. Her flowing golden mane the last thing you see.
Chill slightly, 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator, pull the cork and enjoy. Aging Potential 4-6 years.