Bronze Medal - 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Tiradora means “sharpshooter” in Spanish, as this is a direct, focused wine. Fermented in a combination of stainless steel, neutral oak barrels, and concrete with partial malolactic, and aged for 6 months before taking the best components of both Sauvignon Blanc (79%) and Semillon (21%) to blend into one of our original flagships. Bright, lean, and mineral driven, while offering a slight mid palate richness from the Semillon. Lemongrass, wet stone, gooseberry, and Asian Pear. The palate is focused and precise, offering roundness from the blend, maintaining freshness with great length.
* Our "tiradora" image on the label is a silhouette of the eldest Gleason daughter, Mara, as she aims a .22 from the front porch of the barn at the vineyard. A little target practice on empty wine bottles!
Soil Types: Mocho Loam - this sandy, alluvial soil is fine-grained, fertile and deposited by water flowing from the Santa Ynez River. Due to their sandy nature, there is little water retention in these soils which creates higher aromatics and density in the fruit.
Harvest Dates: August 12th – August 21st, in 3 passes
Bottled: April 17th, 2015
Cases Produced: 320