Our Marsanne/Roussanne blend has waxy and citrusy aromas with flavors of
Meyer lemon and honey that come together beautifully in this
structured, medium-bodied white wine. Aged and fermented in old French
Oak barrels for 11 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Two tons Marsanne and one ton Roussanne were pressed together and sent to a stainless steel tank for 24 hour cold settling. The juice was then racked into old French Oak barrels where it underwent an 11-day native fermentation. After primary and 100% malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged sur lie and was bottled unfined and unfiltered after 11 months of barrel age.
Circa Trova is Italian for "seek and you
will find," which is what we did (for three years) before finding a
great vineyard for this rarely (California) grown grape. You'll
typically find Vermentino produced on the island of Corsica,
western/central Italy or in southern France under the name "Rolle." Our
Vermentino comes from the schist and limestone soils of Calaveras County
in the Sierra Foothills. These soils paired with the high elevation
give this wine a distinct minerality and bright acidity, along with notes of
daffodil, grapefruit pith, subtle almond and lime zest.WinemakingOur Vermentino grapes were destemmed and pressed into a stainless steel tank where the juice underwent a cool, slow three week fermentation before being racked in old French Oak barrels where it aged for 18 months prior to bottling.
This aromatic and viscous Viognier exhibits aromas and flavors of nectarine and peach, Asian pear, and white flowers followed by a smooth, yet structured finish. Pair with any shellfish - oysters, lobster, shrimp, crab, etc. as well as soft and/or fatty cheeses.