The 2015 Blanco is a limited-edition wine crafted exclusively for our wine club members and tasting room visitors. This unconventional blend of Chardonnay and Muscat comes from our estate Margarita Vineyard, and specifically from vines planted to soils of granite and rocky alluvium. These stony soils, combined with cold fermentation and aging in stainless steel, yield a lusciously textured wine with a bright, fruit-forward character. Only 330 cases produced.
The 2015 Blanco bursts from the glass with bright aromas of stone fruits, banana and orange
blossom. A clean, quenching texture delivers flavors of peach, nectarine and lime with a
suggestion of tropical fruit. The finish starts tangy and brisk, but ends with a lingering touch of
The Muscat block was picked relatively early on September 23 to capture lively acidity
and bright fruit flavors. The Chardonnay was picked three weeks later. Both lots were
gently pressed prior to cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve natural fruit
freshness in the wine. The two lots were then blended in January and returned to stainless
steel tanks for further integration and aging prior to bottling. In the final blend, the Muscat
provides a foundation of high-toned fruit, while the Chardonnay adds a measure of richness
Food Pairing Notes
This is a wine to be enjoyed in its youth. Suggested pairings include classic summer picnic
fare, cilantro lime grilled chicken, filet of sole, and mixed citrus green salad.
Muscat (58%), Chardonnay (42%)