Elevation Blend 2017

Technical Details

Varietal: 60% Roussanne, 20% Viognier, 19% Picpoul, 1% Marsanne
Appellation: Mendocino County
Alcohol: 13.50%
TA: 06.2 g/L
ph Level: 3.4
Fermentation: Whole cluster pressed, cold settled for 24 hours, native yeast fermented in 10% New French oak, 70% Neutral French Oak, and 20% Stainless Steel with partial Malolactic Fermentation. The wine was so elegant and feminine, that I pulled the wine off the lees much earlier that in typical for most of our white wines to preserve the delicate and vibrant nature of this wine.
Harvest Date: 10/07/2017
Aging: 10% New French oak (Medium Long Toast), 90% Neutral French Oak

Case Production: 301 Cases
Winemaker: Ryan Schmaltz

The first vintage of Elevation perfectly reflects what a cool-climate white Rhône should be. The Roussanne was picked at two stages of ripeness, the first very early which gave the wine lovely acidity, bright floral and Asian pear notes but lacked density. The second pick had more tropical tones and brought great texture. The Viognier added those lovely citrus blossom notes and more richness and honey. Finally, the Picpoul balanced it all our with beautiful bright acidity. Together, these wines make a stunning, elegant white wine that will continue to evolve as it bottle ages over the next few months.

Tasting Notes

Elevate your palate as this new blend of Roussanne, Viognier, Marsanne, and Picpoul elegantly coalesces to offer stunning floral aromatics, delicate apricot, and peach on the palate, followed by beautiful minerality and bright acidity. Salud!

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Suggested Food Pairing

What can we say, this wine pairs with so many foods. Try this delightful blend with lobster, crab, sea bass and wild salmon with olive oil or butter. If you love curry, we can't think of anything more delicious then yellow and green curry or Pad Thai! Ano