This crisp and alluring Vin Gris reveals tantalizing aromas of white peach, raspberry and pear, as well as subtle hints of gardenia, lychee, cherry cordial and crème brûlée. On the palate it is bright and impeccably balanced with zesty underlying energy and flavors of summer peach, strawberry compote and pink grapefruit gliding to a long, supple finish. A blend of our sparkling hard press and saignée juice.
After a dry winter we received a bit of welcome rainfall in early March followed by a mild warm-up that helped to push the first buds. By mid-April, all three estate vineyards had reached 100% budbreak, with healthy balanced vines throughout the valley. Summer was dry and mild, with a few hot days to help promote even ripening. We harvested Chardonnay for our sparkling wines beginning in mid-August, with our first Pinot Noir at the start of September. After a late-August heatwave, harvest began in earnest until a natural cool-down slowed the pace, and our last pick was on October 6th. Another stellar vintage in Anderson Valley, the quality of the fruit was exceptional, producing incredibly concentrated, flavorful and aromatic wines.