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2017 Lily Blanc
Aromas of ripe cantaloupe and spring flowers fill the glass. Initially bright upfront, the barrel aged aspects of richer fruit builds quickly, giving this wine ample size. Energetic acid keeps the ripe flavors in check, producing a finish that lingers but stays clean and refreshing.
The 2017 Lilly Blanc comes completely from our neighbor Glenrose. Sitting just across Peachy Canyon Road from our Estate Vineyard, Glenrose contains similar chalky soils and an almost identical climate. This gives these Rhone varietals a perfect ripe profile that is backed by acid necessary for a balanced white. These factors were intensified during the 2017 vintage’s warm early fall, which produced an early pick filled with luscious grapes with a fresh bright edge.
Each lot was fed directly into our press upon receival, then underwent a long but gentle 3 hour press cycle. The juice was racked to a tank and cooled for 24 hours to settle out heavy lees. The juice was then racked to barrel and allowed to warm up and start fermenting. After completion of primary fermentation, the lots were combined and put together early to allow the wine to age as a finished blend.