The Maglite vineyard is a wonder: about two thirds of the area is devoted to red fruit (mostly Grenache), but there is another third that is planted to to vines destined to make white wine. We ignored this section in 2020, but eagerly tackled it in 2021.
The section is full of big-berried Mission (really different from the small berries at Lone Wolf), Rose of Peru, Muscat, of Alexandria, Grenache Gris, and Grenache Noir. We harvested all of the fruit together, foot-stomped it, and then pressed it at our friend Adam's winery down the street. We fermented 2/3 of it in a big, beautiful amphora of his, and the rest in a neutral wooden barrel.
The wine is beautifully aromatic, wine, floral, soft ,and charming. It is another shocking wine for these hot sands: there is nothing baked or raisiny about it; only fresh and vivacious.