2020
Vieilles Vignes

White Blend
Description

The fruit for our Vieilles Vignes Blanc is harvested from the heart of the cool Russian River Valley appellation from three distinctive vineyards: Ritchie, Ricioli and Fanucchi-Wood Road. The Ritchie Vineyard vines are over 40 years old and yield small clusters with ripe skins and concentrated flavors. The Ricioli Vineyard has an alluvial clay-loam soil composition and is planted to the Musque clone of Sauvignon Blanc lending floral aromas to the wine. Fanucchi-Wood Road is an organically grown and dry-farmed vineyard with the vines receiving great sun exposure resulting in bright fruit flavors.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Bright and floral aromas of orange blossom and lemon zest spring from the glass.

Palate: 

Refreshing and plush flavors greet the palate with notes of cantaloupe, white peach and lime. This wine showcases balanced acidity that carries throughout the long and clean finish. A truly delightful white wine.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The grapes were hand-harvested between August 21 and September 30 and were whole-cluster pressed and fermented in neutral oak barrels prior to bottling.

Tech Notes
  • Appelation: Russian River Valley
  • Varietals:
    • ​46% Sauvignon Blanc 
    • 45% French Colombard
    • 5% Trousseau Gris
    • 4% Viognier
  • Alcohol:13.5 %
  • pH: 3.20
  • TA 7.1 g/L
  • Production: 138 Cases
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Shellfish, Almond Crusted Chicken with Arugula
Cheese & Nuts:
Soft-Centered Cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
Mango; Apple & Goat Cheese Almond Salad
SKU:
DWHR203SH
$32