Wonderfully aromatic and layered on the nose suggesting lemon curd, golden delicious apples, vanilla bean, and chamomile tea alongside more savory notes of cashew butter and sea salt caramel. True to its varietal identity, this wine has a rich, concentrated core while holding enough acidity to keep freshness and persistency. Aged for 10 months in a mix of stainless steel and large format puncheon barrels (400L) of which 30% new French oak.
*The silhouette on this label is of Vanessa Bley, daughter-in-law of owners Kevin and Niki, and wife to RR GM Max Gleason.
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.
Linne Clay Loam - this whitish gray soil contains limestone pieces beginning 18”-24” below the surface. The presence of limestone captures and preserves the freshness in this wine, and being a heavier soil lends itself to a rounder mouthfeel.
Harvest Date: August 25th
TA: 4.72 g100/mL
Bottled: June 6th, 2016
Cases Produced: 180