Vintage 2015
Wine Type White
Varietal Fume Blanc
Region Alexander Valley
Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren
 

Vineyard Note

This rare single vineyard Fumé Blanc boasts fragrant aromas of ripe stone fruit, fig, lemon zest and green tea. The wine is fine, almost delicate and elegant with a flavorful palate of ripe white peach and kiwi fruit. The wine is balanced by a racy core of acidity adding notes of minerality and a crisp, clean finish

Vineyard Note

This rare single-vineyard Fumé Blanc boasts fragrant aromas of ripe stone fruit, fig, lemon zest and green tea. The wine is fine, almost delicate, and elegant with a flavorful palate of ripe white peach and kiwi fruit. The wine is balanced by a racy core of acidity adding notes of minerality and a crisp, clean finish.

Vintage Notes

The 2015 growing season was another beautiful vintage with mild temperatures and no weather upsets throughout. The season got off to an early start in the spring and continued through to an early start of harvest with dry and uniform weather. The resulting grapes, although overall yields were slightly down, were of very high quality.

Winemaking Notes

The majority of the wine (73%) was tankfermented to retain the fresh, forward fruit flavors that are indicative of this vineyard. The balance of the blend (27%) was barrel fermented in French oak. The barrel portion was aged sur lie for nine months to add texture and creaminess. A very small amount of Semillon (5%) from the Lyon Vineyard, fermented in stainless steel, completes the final blend.
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