2018 Cotes du Coast
8 months on the lees in 3% new French Barrique, 17% Second Fill French Barrique, 65% Neutral French Barrique, 15% stainless steel
Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Clairette all barrel fermented on the lees, Grenache Blanc in barrel and stainless steel
Returning from a bountiful trip to the market, your basket is laden with lemon curd, freshly baked baguette, jasmine white tea and tamarind paste. The old gate squeaks closed behind you as you enter the garden in the coastal morning mist. You breathe it in and make your way down the path lined with river rock, pausing first to collect a few rosemary sprigs and then a ripe apricot hanging low on a branch before making your way into the warmly lit cottage.
Viognier - Bien Nacido and Old Portrero, Roussanne - Alta Colina and Santa Barbara Highlands, Grenache Blanc - Alta Colina, Marsanne - Bien Nacido, Clairette - Melange du Rhone
33% Viognier, 26% Roussanne, 22% Grenache Blanc, 11% Marsanne, 8% Clairette
Serving Recommendations: Chill slightly, 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator, pull the cork and enjoy. Aging potential: 4-6 years.