08 Apr Jewell Box: April 2019 – The Jewells of Spring
There are few things as lovely as a bright Spring day after an overly dreary Winter, which is why we are excited to greet the new season with the release of our 2018 Vermentino and our 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir. Bright, crisp, and pleasantly palatable these Jewells of Spring will take you happily into the warmer months ahead.
For our very first vintage of Vermentino, the 2018 from the Raymond Burr Vineyard in Sonoma County is a spectacular example of what happens when opportunity meets aspiration. When we first introduced this new wine, it was still aging in the tank and Adrian revealed he could not definitively describe the flavors and aromas of this wine yet due to the sediment and esters from the fermentation process. His hope was to produce a classic style Vermentino with aromas of citrus and peach, notes of pine and sometimes even a hint of petrol. Bright with high acid and lots of minerality on the palate, his desired wine was complex and beautiful. Now, three months later, our team sat down to write tasting notes and we are thrilled to share that this wine really delivers on what a classic Vermentino should be. Pale straw in color with limestone and green apple on the nose, balanced with a bright palate filled with pears and a hint of lemon thyme… this wine is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Along with the release of our new Vermentino, we are also eager to share our 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir from the Ryan Vineyard in Humboldt County. This is our second vintage of this single vineyard wine and fans of the 2017 will definitely notice a vintage variation, which we believe is for the better. In winemaking the first year can seem like a test run and in the second year you fine-tune based on what you learned in the previous year and that definitely shows in this wine. Concentrated with aromas of strawberry and blood orange, the crisp acidity and refreshing citrus flavors of this wine make it the quintessential warm weather wine and the perfect companion to our Vermentino. Make sure you get your hands on these Jewells of Spring!