92 points - Vinous
Our Ineseño (the name refers to people native to Santa Ynez) is a blend of 60% roussanne and 40% viognier. The wine is layered with tangerine, pome fruit, cashew, and salt, herbs de Provence, and hints of honeycomb and anise. The palate is impeccably balanced with the innate richness of both varietals offering a supple mid palate framed by persistent acidity bringing freshness and length. Aged in 100% French oak, 15% new, in both large format (400L) puncheon and barrique (228L)
Soil Type: Mocho Loam - this sandy, alluvial soil is ne-grained, fertile and deposited by water owing 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: Multiple passes between August 23rd and September 10th
TA: 5.2 g/L
Bottled: August 9th, 2017
Cases Produced: 230