This alluring Vin Gris beckons a first sip with tantalizing aromas of white peach and juicy pear, as well as subtle hints of honeysuckle, lychee, and crème brûlée. On the palate, flavors of candied pink grapefruit, golden raspberry, and lemon custard are framed by crisp acidity and a note of sea spray salinity that carries the wine to a bright and graceful finish.
After a relatively dry winter, cool spring temperatures resulted in a later-than-normal budbreak, followed by bloom in June. Summer brought delightfully temperate weather, which ensured slow, steady ripening. After picking our first sparkling wine grapes in late August, we experienced a heat event in early September that accelerated ripening. Fortunately, due to the cooler summer, the grapes were in an ideal stage of maturity to benefit from the heat. Our vineyards got a much-needed drink of water and cooldown a week later when we received 3 inches of rain, which slowed ripening and allowed us to be methodical in our picking decisions. While our grapes show the natural diversity of the vineyards they come from, overall the wines are beautifully structured with excellent concentration and impeccably balanced acids.