Blend: Flagship White Wine - Rhone inspired
70% Roussanne, 30% Marsanne
Aroma: mirroring old world wines with reductive-leesy character then opens up to burnt sugar, crème brûlée and stone fruit
Palate: layers of creamy texture with stone fruit and citrus, hints of minerality and butterscotch
About: fuller-bodied, savory, long finish, oaked
From an unprecedented warm vintage, each variety was hand-picked and hand sorted. The fruit was inoculated in stainless steel and a 40% transferred to barrel (2nd and 3rd fill) French oak barrique and puncheon. The oak component was allowed to complete full malolactic fermentation naturally. Both the oaked and stainless fractions were lees stirred weekly.
91 Points - Tony Aspler
94 Points - Robert K. Stephen