Santa Maria Valley
9 months on the lees in barrel 20% stainless and 80% French oak: 40% second fill barrique, 40% neutral barrique
Barrel Fermented and Aged 20% stainless steel, 80% French Oak
A warm glow emanates from a crack in the barn door. A hand reaches for your shirt and yanks you inside. You catch your footing and take in your surroundings. There is a patchwork quilt spread on the dry straw and atop it sits a mason jar brimming with white lilies. A quiet hour is spent stealing glances, laughing and noshing on warm salted buttermilk biscuits, brined turkey and baked ricotta with lemon zest and thyme. After you help her pack the basket she touches your hand and quickly exits into the night. You yearn to ask when you will see her again but you know the query is pointless. It has always been a secret.
Bien Nacido - Santa Maria Valley
Serving Recommendation: Chill slightly, 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator, pull the cork and enjoy. Aging Potential: 4-6 years.