2020 Aurora Reserve
A richly interesting blend of Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul Blanc, and Roussanne. Very complex array of tropical fruit, vanilla, green apple, and minerals, finished with a rich and creamy finish.
Despite receiving not quite average rainfall this winter, some of the later rains and the cool spring buoyed an early burst of growth on the vines. Even with the record-breaking heat as we entered harvest, our vineyard received little supplemental irrigation throughout the summer as our vine canopies matured and slowed without intervention. Harvest 2020 was a bit of a sprint. Starting a tad earlier and ending in early November, this vintage was one for the books which resulted with wines complex in both composition and flavor.
43% Grenache Blanc 28% Viognier 15% Roussanne 14% Picpoul Blanc