White Wine, Estate Cuvee Blanc, Sonoma Valley (2012)
Like most white wines of the Rhone region of France, this is a blend of varietals, showcasing the structure and minerality of Marsanne and Roussanne, and the floral aromatics and stone fruit of Viognier. Captivating aromas of pineapple, peaches, and apricots lead to a rich mouthfeel with flavors of honey, apricot and almonds, crisp minerality and a nutty finish.
All of the fruit for this classic Rhone blend comes from our estate Wild Oak Vineyard at the base of Sugarloaf Ridge and Hood Mountain in Sonoma Valley. The rock and gravel that have washed down over the centuries provide ideal soil for small yields of concentrated fruit. Cool evenings and warm afternoons allow fruit to develop intense flavors and aromas, while maintaining high acidity.
||.57 g/100 ml
With ideal weather and an abundance of exceptional fruit, it’s no secret the 2012 harvest was outstanding. Warm, moderate temperatures throughout the growing season allowed our fruit to reach the perfect state of ripeness without sacrificing balance and intensity. With no heat spikes, cold weather or rain, the fruit ripened evenly and developed great color and concentration, producing wines with rich flavors and excellent structure.