100% Chenin Blanc from Tegan Passalaqua's deep sand vineyard in below the Mokelumne in Lodi.
"Spectacular. Brilliant." I laugh at myself, but I also cannot resist. Actual tasting note from the first time that we tasted the finished wine: "A++."
We stomped on the whole clusters before pressing and allowed them to macerate overnight-- we trusted the acidity of the fruit and wanted to build more of its matter into the wine. The result: Stunning acidity; remarkable length and complexity. A beacon for white wine from Lodi.