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2019 Calotte Blanc

90 Points ~ Wine Enthusiast 

Melon, green apple, citrus blossom & lemon. Vibrant acidity frames the palate with green apple and citrus.

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Winemaker Notes

All the wines were whole cluster pressed and allowed to settle for 24 hours and then racked off of their lees. The Sumu Kaw Marsanne, Saureel Picpoul Blanc and part of the Barsotti Picpoul Blanc were all fermented individually. The Barsotti Grenache Blanc, the other half of the Barsotti Picpoul Blanc and the Camino Ridge Roussanne were fermented in the same tank, we called it Tri-Ferment. The Tri-Ferment was our favorite tank lot of the vintage. Once each lot was finished with primary fermentation, we chilled the tanks and added SO2 to inhibit malolactic fermentation. We allowed the wines to stay in contact with their lees in tank until the lots were blended together in mid January.

Ratings

This well-balanced blend combines good fruit concentration with a touch of tanginess in the texture, offering crisp apple and ripe peach notes that build on the palate. It is superclean and fresh to sip.
JIM GORDON, Wine Enthusiast 10/1/2020
Vintage 2019
Wine Style Dry White Wine
Appellation Sierra Foothills
Harvest Date Saureel (Picpoul) 9/5/2019, Sumu Kaw (Marsanne) 9/28/2019, Barsotti (Picpoul) 10/23/2019, Barsotti (Grenache Blanc) 10/23/2019, Camino Ridge (Roussanne) 10/23/19
Ageability Drink now through 2022
Bottling Date 2/26/2020
Tannin Low to Moderate
Alcohol % 13.1%
Size 750 ml