2015 The Descendants
Blend - white
Dragoon Mountain Vineyard and Deep Sky Vineyard
August 13 & 20, 2015
Both components were aged 3 months in 100% neutral French oak without lees stirring. Blend held additional 3 months in stainless steel before bottling.
Fermented in stainless steel at 55F for 20 days. Malolactic fermentation inhibited.
March 22, 2016
67% Viognier from Deep Sky Vineyard, Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 Ft. elevation. 33% Verdelho from Dragoon Mountain Vineyard, Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 Ft. elevation.
This wine saw only minimal cold-stabilization, did NOT undergo heat-stabilization and is filtered, but un-fined.
The bright tropical fruit, spice and higher acid of the Verdelho complement and balance the Viognier's softer notes of quince, pear and white blossoms. A soft, clean palate with fruity aromatics. Drink now.
Winemaker: Joe Bechard