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2016 The Descendants

2016 The Descendants
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Blend - white
Appellation
Willcox
Vineyard Designation
Dragoon Mountain Vineyard and Deep Sky Vineyard
Harvest Date
August 15 & 16
Acid
TA: 6.4 g/L
pH
3.52
Aging
Aged 4 months in 100% neutral French oak (without lees stirring) and 3 months in stainless steel. This wine saw only minimal cold-stabilization, did NOT undergo heat stabilization and is filtered, but un-fined.
Alcohol %
14
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
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. Every year this blend has a sleek, clean palate and bright aromatics that pair with a broad range of foods. This is one of our two larger white blends of 2016 at a mere 120 cases.
Vineyard Notes
Willcox AVA - 67% Viognier from Deep Sky Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 Ft. elevation. Harvested Aug. 16th - 33% Verdelho from Dragoon Mountain Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 Ft. elevation. Harvested Aug. 15th - Sugar at harvest: 23.5 Brix average.
Production Notes
Pressed whole-cluster. Juice then settled 48 hours, racked, and inoculated with specially selected yeasts (Rhone4600 & QA23). Fermented in stainless steel at 55 F for 17 days average. Malolactic fermentation inhibited
Production
120 cases
Other Notes
Drink within 1-2 years
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