Region: Mendocino County
Type: White Wine
Colombard comes from Ricetti Vineyard, Redwood Valley, Mendocino County; planted in 1948; head-trained, dry-farmed (non-irrigated), certified organic vineyard; gravelly loam soils. Chardonnay comes from Hawkeye Ranch, Redwood Valley, Mendocino County; dry-farmed (non-irrigated), practicing organic vineyard; gravelly loam soils.
Colombard and Chardonnay were harvested separately. Both pressed immediately, settled overnight, and then racked off gross juice lees to ferment in neutral oak barrique. Aged in barrel, unracked on fine lees, for 6-months before blending. Once blended, the wine aged for an additional 3 months in neutral oak prior to being bottled, unfined and unfiltered.
Aromas of candied melon, alpine herbs and almond skin. Balanced, with bright acidity and rounded texture.