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2016 Theresa

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50% Roussanne, 20% Grenache Blanc, 10% Vermentino, 10% Picpoul, 10% Marsanne

The 2016 Theresa offers an uplifting nose of Meyer lemon, orange peel, wet stones and flint. Despite the freshness on the nose, the palate is surprisingly rich, showing ripe peach, honey suckle and buttered brioche. Though the mid-palate has considerable weight, it’s followed by refreshing acidity as the citrus notes come through on the long lingering finish. Robert Parker: 92 | Vinous: 92

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
White Blend
Appellation
Paso Robles
Acid
5.9 g/l
pH
3.27
Aging
Aged for fifteen months in 55% neutral puncheons, 25% concrete and 20% stainless steel. Bottled unfiltered.
Fermentation
Whole cluster pressed into barrels and tanks for wild ferment.
Bottling Date
December 7, 2017
Alcohol %
14.1

Cooperage and Élevage

Aging
Aged for fifteen months in 55% neutral puncheons, 25% concrete and 20% stainless steel. Bottled unfiltered.

Fermentation

Fermentation
Whole cluster pressed into barrels and tanks for wild ferment.

Vineyard Notes

Vineyard Notes
100% Estate – Willow Creek District, Paso Robles

Case Production

Production Notes
514 cases produced

Suggested Drinking Window

Awards

Awards
Robert Parker: 92 | Vinous: 92

Past Vintages

2015

Blend: 30% Roussanne, 25% Marsanne, 20% Grenache Blanc, 15% Picpoul and 10% Vermentino

Vineyard: 100% Estate – Willow Creek District, Paso Robles 

Fermentation: Whole cluster pressed to barrels and tanks for feral ferment. Malolactic fermentation complete. 

Cooperage & Elevage: Aged for 15 months. 75% in neutral oak puncheons, 20% in concrete tanks and 5% in amphorae. Bottled unfiltered.

Alc: 14.0% | pH: 3.32 | TA: 6.2 g/l

Bottling Date: December 5, 2016 

Cases Produced: 685

Tasting Notes
The 2015 Theresa boasts an energetic nose of lemon curd, white flowers, baguette and stone fruit. Its palate offers gorgeous notes of lychee, toasted nuts, conifer and a hint of pineapple, while the rich mouthfeel is focused by its vibrant acidity, providing a nearly endless palate. 


2014

Blend: 40% Roussanne, 20% Picpoul, 15% Marsanne, 15% Grenache Blanc, 10% Vermentino

Vineyard: 100% Estate – Willow Creek District, Paso Robles

Cooperage & Elevage: Aged for 8 months. 50% in neutral oak puncheons, 30% in stainless steel barrels and 20% in concrete tank.

Alc: 14.0%

Cases Produced: 644

Tasting Notes
Soaking in the ambiance outside a bistro; the smell of wet cobblestones, buttered brioche, and freesias.  Your companions are enjoying a mélange of ripe apricots, toasted Marcona almonds and lemon sorbet.  But for you, the Theresa will be plenty.


2013

Blend: 40% Rousanne, 25% Grenache Blanc, 15% Marsanne, 10% Picpoul, 10% Vermentino

Vineyard: 100% Estate – Willow Creek District, Paso Robles   

Cooperage & Elevage: Fermented and aged for 8 months in 30% 500L Used Puncheons, 30% Stainless Steel, 20% Concrete and 20% Terracotta  

Alc: 14.1% 

Cases Produced: 560

Tasting Notes
She’s as vibrant and bright as the West Paso sky with notes of white flowers, fresh rain, and lemon peel. She seems joyful and carefree but hides flavors, like old memories, deep in her soul.  With time and trust she bares ripe pitfruit, botanicals, honeycomb and toasted brioche. 


2012

Blend: 50% Roussanne, 25% Grenache Blanc, 20% Picpoul, 5% Marsanne

Vineyard: 100% Estate – Willow Creek District, Paso Robles 

Fermentation: Fermented 15% on skins.

Cooperage & Elevage: Aged 4 months in 60% stainless steel, 15% concrete, 15% used French 500L puncheons and 10% new Hungarian 500L puncheons. 

Alc: 14.1% 

Cases Produced: 800

Tasting Notes
Beeswax and a hint of incense. Rich flavors of butterscotch and caramel build a big palate that is freshened with citrus sorbet and an exacting acidity that gives this wine length and an element of suspense. 

Awards: Wine Advocate: 92


2011

Blend: 60% Roussanne, 25% Grenache Blanc, 15% Marsanne

Vineyard: 100% Estate – Willow Creek District, Paso Robles

Fermentation: 33% Fermented on skins.

Cooperage & Elevage: Aged 4 months in 30% Stainless Steel, 30% Neutral French Puncheons, 25% Concrete and 15% New French Puncheons.

Alc: 14.1% 

Cases Produced: 380

Tasting Notes
Beautiful aromas of pineapple, guava, Meyer lemon, and bee’s wax perfume from this blend. It exhibits flavors of butterscotch, citrus oil, ripe melon and orange marmalade. The wine attacks the palate with a broad brushstroke that is quickly focused by exacting acidity, giving it the perfect balance between rich and lean.