(From 2013 Vintage) This inviting nose has floral notes of meadow flowers, chamomile and rose hip entangled with brighter aromatics of tangerine, lychee, sweet mint and hints of vanilla and lemon cream throughout. The lively mouth and vibrant acidity are wrapped around hints of quince, kumquat, starfruit and orange zest balanced by a touch of sweetness." - Winemaker Luisa Ponzi VINTAGE 2014: Said to be a Goldilocks vintage in Oregon; not too hot, not too cold and not too much rain! 2014 was, however, the warmest season on record in the Willamette Valley. Interestingly this was not due to high maximum temperatures, but rather higher than normal minimum temperatures. A warm spring and a little rain gave us an early bud break and the season maintained warm temperatures throughout. Nighttime temps were well above normal accelerated ripening despite large crop loads and harvest began at the very beginning of September. The dry weather inhibited disease pressure allowing us to receive a bountiful, clean and quite ripe vintage. The white wines of 2014 showcase the warm season with an excess of fruit character ranging from tropical to floral.
"This complex nose shows aromas of honeysuckle, straw and clove. The full, creamy textured mouth shows ripe pear and fresh fig followed by a beautiful, crisp, long finish." - Luisa Ponzi, Winemaker
Wine & SpiritsRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07