2016 Picpoul Blanc, Snow Vineyard
Our Picpoul Blanc comes from the Snow Vineyard - a small, well-manicured vineyard nestled on the east side of Sonoma, just a couple of miles from the Sonoma Plaza. The Sonoma Valley warm days and cool evenings create ideal conditions. It thrives in this well-established vineyard—showcasing the bracing acidity for which this varietal is known. Referred to as the “lip-stinger” because of its high acid and citrus notes, Picpoul Blanc is a wonderful blending grape and is often a component in our Turbine White Rhone-style blend. In this vintage, the fruit made for an exceptional bottling on its own.
The 2016 vintage shows a rich yet clean nose of pear, lychee, dried apricot and spice. It is a crisp, vibrant wine of medium body and great texture with flavors reminiscent of key lime, lemon verbena, peach cobbler and young white tea leaves.