90% Roussanne, 6% Marsanne,
The aromatics are combination of peach and floral notes with some minerality. The flavors are bright and tasty, stone fruits, apple, and a sweet tea component. The wine is medium bodied with a nice
combination of crispy and creamy.
2022 was another epic vintage in WA state. One of the wettest springs on record had early shoot growth booming. A funny thing happened at that point, it stayed cool. The cooler weather pushed back bud break and flowering, eventually pushing harvest back one to three weeks. The heat finally started to show up at the end of June, maybe even too much heat, when it is over 100 degrees the grapes start to shut down. We started picking in mid-September and finished at the end of October. The compressed harvest had some challenges but in the end we are enthusiastic about what is to come.
We machined harvested our Roussanne grapes in September and fermented them in a stainless steel tank. The flavors were popping from the beginning and fermentation went smoothly. After primary fermentation was complete the wine was stirred to build extra body as it aged for a few months. Prior to bottling the wine was blended to add complexity and filtered to make sure it is crystal clear.