This is from the same wonderful vineyard as our Lopez Red, Zinfandel planted in 1918.
We harvested this fruit early in harvest, only a few days after the Palomino, always with the intention of making white wine-- or at least, a light and pale rosé. I am convinced that in warm regions like this, Blanc de Noir wines are the perfect way to make light and refreshing wines. Even warm-climate white varieties are not necessary.
Foot-stomped then pressed immediately, fermented and aged two stainless steel barrels. It is dark in color in spite of only minutes of skin-contact-- but light and very playful in the mouth. It is completely dry, but so fruit that it seems almost sweet and candied. Exuberantly fragrant and charming.
Our second highest volume wine: 53 cases!