Cultivar White Wines
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A slight departure from our previous Rose, the grapes that make up the 2015 Rose are Graciano, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and a touch of Carignane and Mouvedre to round out the wine. Graciano is a Spanish varietal that is deep in color making it a perfect wine to build a rose wine, with nice structure and weight. The 2015 Rose is a beautiful pink color with elegant strawberry and cranberry aromas with hues of roses that will capture your nose. On the palette you’ll taste cranberry and tart cherry fruit, with a little spice. The wine is bright and refreshing with a lingering finish.
Once again the beautiful aromas of the Musque clone of Sauvignon Blanc leap from the glass. Generous and persistent stone fruit and tropical notes on the nose lead to peaches and nectarine on the palate. The acidity is balanced and medium to high. This is a rich, high-octane Sauvignon Blanc made from classy fruit that has some serious weight on your palate. A small percentage was fermented in neutral barrels as well as a concrete egg to add depth. The wine has a long finish with bursts of acidity and lemon zest. It is perfectly for lovely salads and grilled fish.
This Sauvignon Blanc has a steely minerality on the nose. It is followed by flavors of lemon zest; granny apples, green gage plums and a hint of toast from the barrels. It is persistent and intense on the palate and has high acidity with loads of stony minerality on the finish. It is a food wine that begs for cheese and will work well with salads of all types.
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The 2014 Cultivar Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc is a rich and classic Sauvignon Blanc to which our winemaker Julien Fayard brings a touch of great white Bordeaux characteristics. It is characterized by steely, green citric notes, gooseberry fruit, a grassy and herbaceous notes. The neutral oak adds a depth and richness that is beautiful on the palate.
Our 2013 Oak Knoll Chardonnay is a pure expression of Chardonnay. This Chardonnay delivers fruit on the nose and on the palate taking one back to an age where fresh pies were set on window sills to cool. On the nose, the Chardonnay has baked apples, pear and melon notes with nuances of spice and flower aromas. On the palate, the wine has beautiful weight and balance, fermented in neutral oak barrels to add just a touch of richness on the palate.