(2009 Vintage) The 2009 vintage was predominately fermented in stainless steel to retain the citrus and tropical fruit aromatics while the balance was barrel fermentedin French and American oak to increase the mouthfeel and develop flavors of white peach and honeydew melon. We also use a clone of Sauvignon Blanc called Sauvignon Musqué to add a hint of orange blossom and tangerine and, for the first time ever, we blended in some estate Semillon. The Semillon adds wonderful floral notes and nice texture.
Taste profile from the winemaker: "Boasts flavors and aromas of citrus and tropical fruits expressed over a bright, yet rich mouthfeel. The wine was predominately fermented in stainless steel to retain the fruit aromatics and a portion was barrel fermented to increase the texture of the wine. A clone of Sauvignon Blanc called Sauvignon Musqué was used to add a hint of orange blossom and tangerine."
Wine Buyer(2009 Vintage) The wine displays a bright, intriguing range of tropical flavors that harmonize with orange blossom and tangerine.