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2010 Calico White Columbia Valley
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Tasting Notes: Citrus, lemon zest, juicy ripe peaches, sweet Bartlett pears and complex stony notes weave together while mineral components deliver the final touch. Very smooth in the mouth with good depth and richness. Sur lie aging and honey shines through as well and add character to a wine that once again shines in all its blended glory! White blends rule!
Winemaking Notes: The Calico White is our extremely popular white blend. There are reasons for that! It all starts in the vineyards where we have the cooler climate Yakima Valley grapes playing against fuller flavored Columbia Valley and Walla Walla fruit. The attributes from these different areas go hand in hand and they are being accentuated at the winery utilizing many different fermentation vessels and techniques to create a clean, crisp and enormously complex blend!
Our favorite foods with this wine are fresh oysters on the half shell, savory crepes with ricotta cheese and crab filling or artichoke and spinach dip with olive oil grilled french bread.
Blend: Chardonnay: 36.2%, Viognier: 27.4%, Roussanne: 26%, Marsanne: 10.4%.
Vineyard: Columbia Valley: 53% (Spring Creek, Gamache), Yakima Valley: 32% (Far Away, Lonesome Spring), Walla Walla: 15% (Francisca’s )
Aging: Neutral barrels: 64%, Stainless Steel: 34%. 100% Sur Lie for 5 months.
Cases Produced: 1160
- Kind White
- Type White Blend
- Appellation Columbia Valley
- Finished Alcohol 13.9%
- Volume 750mL
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