2019 Aurora Reserve
5 months in neutral French oak
April 25, 2019
Candied peach, daffodil and candied melon aromas show on the nose of this blend of 38% Viognier, 38% Grenache Blanc, 12% Picpoul Blanc and 12% Roussanne. The palate is peachy but in balance, with cantaloupe and coconut-oil flavors also arising. - MATT KETTMANN, of Wine Enthusiast
Four Lanterns Viognier Caliza Roussanne Beato Picpoul & Grenache Blanc Dawson Grenache Blanc 2019 was one of the rare vintages where the weather cooperated and we were able to harvest all of the fruit when we wanted to instead of being pressured by impending adverse weather. Tremendous wine quality across all of the wines with very few problematic fermentations. Chemistry (pH, TA, sugars) were consistently in the proper ranges and the resulting wines are very ageable with excellent tannin structure.
38% Viognier, 38% Grenache Blanc, 12% Picpoul Blanc, 12% Roussanne
Hand-picked whole-cluster pressed French oak barrel fermented