Sweet orange blossom
aromas introduce notes of citrus and honey.
UPPER RIDGE VINEYARD | PINE MOUNTAIN/ CLOVERDALE PEAK
Tasting Notes: Our Muscat Canelli is made with grapes from our Upper Ridge Vineyard on Pine Mountain. In this vintage, sweet orange blossom aromas introduce notes of citrus and honey.
Varietal: The grapes for this wine are from the highest elevation vineyard in Sonoma County, which offers rocky volcanic soils, with excellent drainage; an ideal spot to nurture late ripening fruit such as Muscat. Our vineyard practices focus on emphasizing the extravagant floral and citrus characteristics typical of this varietal.
Vineyard: Our Upper Ridge Vineyard sits at an elevation of about 2600 feet making it one of the highest elevated vineyards in Sonoma County. With large diurnal temperature swings, ideal exposures, and an array of micro-climates, this site allows for a longer growing season making it a one-of-a-kind place for each of the eleven different varietals grown.
Vintage: With ideal conditions during flowering and a cooler, dry year, yields were up and the quality superb. The large crop set resulted in our team making multiple thinning passes of the fruit leaving only that of the highest quality. Due to mild temperatures, harvest started two weeks later than in 2017. With only one rain event at the beginning of October and clear skies from then on, the fruit was able to have a long hang time to reach textbook maturity.
Winemaker: Joe Benziger
Harvested: September 2017
Label Artist: James HD Brown | Los Angeles, CA
Cellaring: Drink Now