This is not your mother's White Zinfandel, but it is just as crushable. Our 2018 Rose' of Zinfandel comes from 65 year old own-rooted vines planted in the sands of Contra Costa County. We went direct-to-press with the whole clusters resulting in a light colored rosé that we barrel fermented (natively) and aged for 8 months before bottling unfined and unfiltered.This Rose' has notes of strawberry and watermelon with a beautifully integrated and structured finish. Drink on a porch with arugula salad, feta cheese, strawberries and almonds while listening to Zeppelin's "Going to California."
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.
Our Marsanne/Roussanne blend has waxy and citrusy aromas with flavors of
Meyer lemon and honey laced in minerality 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.
Our Viognier comes from high elevation in El Dorado County where the significant diurnal shift and well draining yields a wine with both great aromatics and structure. This Viognier opens with aromas of rose petal, mango that lead into a full bodied wine laced with flavors of white peach, nectarine and honeysuckle. The viscous mouthfeel takes you seamlessly into a creamy, yet structured finish.Great to drink on its own or pair with fatty cheeses, any shellfish, roasted chicken, or white fish.WinemakingOur Viognier was whole cluster pressed into a stainless steel tank where it underwent a 24 hour cold soak and settle prior to barreling into old French Oak. The wine underwent a 15-day native fermentation, 100% malolactic fermentation, and nine moths sur lie barrel aging prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
acid-driven white wine reminiscent of Chardonnay, but without all the
buttery notes. Our Chenin Blanc features aromas and flavors of yellow
apple, lemon verbena, apricot, ginger spice, and a bright, zippy finish. Drink on its own or pair with chicken, pork, and cow cheeses such as gruyere, triple cream brie, or cheddar.Clarksburg AVAThe Clarksburg viticultural area lies just
south of Sacramento alongside the Sacramento river which acts as a night
time temperature regulator in this hot daytime region. The sandy,
alluvial soils of the region and cooling river influence have many
likening Clarksburg to the Loire region of France, making it a perfect area to
grow Chenin Blanc in California.WINEMAKINGWe destemmed and pressed off the Chenin Blanc, 50% into stainless steel tanks and 50% into old French Oak barrels where it fermented separately. After alcoholic fermentation, we blended the juice together and aged it in neutral barrels for 8 months before bottling it unfinded and unfiltered.