Another October harvest produced excellent varietal character with strong stone fruit aromas of apricot, nectarine, pear, peach and lemon citrus. The palate is full and easy with balanced acidity and a dry, honeyed, peach and pear aftertaste that stays on the palate long after the initial taste. The crisp acidity of this wine makes extended bottle ageing possible and its characteristic light kerosene aromas should be noticed within 2 to 3 years.
100% WHITE BLUFFS ESTATE VINEYARD
Best Buy - Great Northwest Wine Review - 2014
SILVER MEDAL - Sunset International Wine Competition - 2014
SILVER MEDAL – Florida State Fair – 2014
SILVER MEDAL – Finger Lakes International Competition – 2014
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED/BEST BUY – Eco-Friendly Wine Challenge 2013
WINE MAKING NOTES
Harvest Date: October 13, 2012
Brix at harvest: 21.5
Fermentation: Grapes were harvested and processed through a mechanical destemmer for increased flavor extraction. The juice was settled with enzymes < 24 hours and then racked to stainless steel tanks where a cool fermentation was performed for fruit retention. Natural yeast-lees settling occurred for 30 days before the wine was filtered and bottled.
Titratable Acidity: 0.67 grams/100ml
Alcohol: 11.1% by vol.
Bottled: April 4, 2013