The Great Whites
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Designed to age! We refer to this as a "red wine drinkers, White". Very versatile with foods of many styles. Intriguing aromas of honeyed herb tea with spice, minerals, mangoes, and melon, and accented with a trace of salinity, notes of quince, clove and white fig. Add to that the complexity, depth and texture that comes from the extended barrel aging WITHOUT woody, oaky, or toasty elements.
Both the Semillon and the Sauvignon Blanc are barrel fermented separately in specially designed French Oak cooperage made specifically for these varietals. These lots were aged for 16 months on the lees and stirred weekly. The final blend was put together just a couple of weeks before bottling. ***NOTE*** There was NO secondary malolactic fermentation involved!
A perfect compliment to the Bordeaux styled Red wines of Cabernet, Franc, Merlot. This is modeled after the greatest white, Haut Brion Blanc. This wine was built to age perhaps even better than most of its red counterparts. This vineyard has a history of long aging with those from the mid 90's still vibrant, rich complex and balanced in 2016!