Between 2000-2010 we farmed a few acres of vines, which were leased to us by Renaissance Vineyards, a local winery where I made wine for over 15 years. These vineyards originally covered 365 acres of steeply sloping contoured terraces, creating a breath-taking panorama, and offering an incredible range of soil and microclimate combinations, plus 700 ft. of elevation drop from the top to the bottom of the vineyard and all possible exposures… It was possible to successfully farm there, nearly side by side, an astonishing spectrum of grape varieties, traditionally associated with entirely different growing regions. This was the origin of a number of our wines: Carte Blanche, Tickled Pink, Heart of Stone, Cuveé Mysterieuse, and Black Pearl.
2006 Produced what may be our most profound white blend to date. Especially now, nearing its maturity, it may astonish some wine geeks if inserted as a dead ringer into a mature white Burgundy lineup… Go figure. Anyway, it is medium bodied, with exceptional concentration, depth of flavor, and length. Still bright, almost tight, erect, and fresh, it promises to keep evolving for another 5-10 years in a good cellar. Blend: Sauvignon Blanc 50%, Viognier 20%, Roussanne 15%, Chardonnay 15%.
Limit per order: 2 half-bottles.