Rachel Rossi Vineyard
Dry Farmed Organic Vineyard.
Rutherford, Napa Valley
Organic and Dry-farmed 50 year+ bushvine, with a touch of Botrytis. Sourced from a small block located in the heart of Napa Valley’s Rutherford bench, this completely dry wine balances Riesling’s natural aromatic richness with a core of fresh acidity. White peach, citrus, mineral, and floral aromas are framed by a medium-weight structure with bright acidity, a savory mouthfeel, and a touch of grip to the finish. Being light on its feet keeps it refreshing, while retaining firm structure and aromatic stuffing gives it depth.
Foot-stomped in the picking bins and given 3 hours of skin contact. Two-thirds of the grapes were pressed into stainless steel and fermented cold, with fermentation lasting 22 days. The remaining third was pressed into neutral oak and not given any temperature control. Temperatures reached the low 80s over a 6-day fermentation. Both lots fermented on their native yeasts. After blending, the wine was aged on its lees for about 8 months before being bottled in early May.