Tiradora means “sharpshooter” in Spanish, as this is a direct, focused wine. We take the best components of both Sauvignon Blanc (80%) and Semillon (20%) to blend into one of our original flagships. This wine offers flint, oyster shell, and wet rock mineral notes on the nose, opening up to lemongrass, lime leaf, Asian Pear, Granny Smith apple, and white grapefruit. The palate is crisp with tension and verve, maintaining freshness with great acidity and vibrant length, all the while offering a rounder mid palate from the addition of Semillon to the blend. This wine was fermented in a combination of stainless steel, neutral oak barrels, and concrete with partial malolactic and aged for 6 months.
*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 6th – 14th
Bottled: April 11th, 2016
Cases Produced: 311