- The Wines -
Maura + Charley = March Wines
REDWING VINEYARD -- Dry Riesling
Planted in 1971, Redwing Vineyard is a unique site in which we launched our brand in 2016. Redwing Vineyard is a small vineyard on the southern edge of the Santa Cruz Mountains along Hecker Pass, the southern route to Santa Cruz. Vineyard owner, David Boll, bought his country property back in 2001, containing an overgrown vineyard, lake, apple orchard and beautiful house. He became interested in the vineyard and with some consultation from Viticulturists and schooling, he cut back the mess of vines that had been unattended for 10 years to their trunks and retrained them. Redwing Vineyard is still on its original St. George Rootstock. The site gets chilling winds coming through the mountains, keeping it cool and dry, an ideal site for Riesling.
Pick Date: October 2nd, 2018
TA: 7.5 g/L
Residual Sugar: 0.07%
RICCI VINEYARD - St. Laurent
In 2001, Dale Ricci planted the first and only 3 acres of St. Laurent in all of California after traveling to Austria and falling in love with the varietal. Located in the cool Carneros region of Sonoma, Ricci Vineyard is the perfect site for this high acid, high color, and low tannin varietal. It is often described as a mix of Gamay and Syrah, light in style with a punch of fruit and spice.
We made this wine into two vastly different styles, into a Rose and into a Red Wine.
Pick Date: September 14th, 2018
Rose pH: 3.45
Rose TA: 6.80 g/L
St. Laurent pH: 3.80
St. Laurent TA: 5.50 g/L
SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS -- Rose of Pinot noir
2017 is the last vintage of this wine!
The Santa Lucia Highlands is the AVA located in Monterey County 1,000 feet about the Salinas River Valley. It is the longest AVA, with alluvial soils, and one of California's longest growing season. The mountainside benefits from morning fog and afternoon breezes from the Monterey Bay. As you would expect from the description of the climate, this region can grow some kick ass Pinot noir and Chardonnays.
The wine was fermented to dryness in Stainless Steel Barrels in a temperature controlled room. The outcome is a wine with bright citrus fruits for easy drinking all summer long.
Pick Dates: September 16th, 2017
TA: 7.0 g/l