2017 Picpoul Blanc, Snow Vineyard
The Snow Vineyard is 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 for Picpoul Blanc. It thrives in this well-established vineyard—showcasing its vibrant acidity and minerality. 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. The weather was moderate in this vintage, and the fruit came in beautifully.
Tropical notes shine in this Picpoul Blanc combining with pear, ripe apricot and spice. Vibrant and delightfully light, the palate is expressive with flavors of pineapple, lime zest and lemon verbena. At just 12% alcohol, this makes for a perfect apéritif or afternoon sipper.