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2015 Cuvee Natalie

2015 Cuvee Natalie

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This perennial favorite, named after owner and winemaker Fred Brander’s late daughter, exhibits remarkable balance and extraordinary zip with this 2015 vintage. A toothsome blend of 37% Sauvignon Blanc, 38% Pinot Gris and 25% Riesling, this shows as a very pale gold in the glass, and opens with aromas of honeysuckle, and fresh lychee nut. The beguiling palate, generous and piquant, echoes the lychee nut found on the nose, and also suggests pink grapefruit zest and native California sourgrass.

Technical Information:

Cases Produced:

Composition: 37% Sauvignon Blanc, 38% Pinto Gris, 25% Riesling

Vineyard Sources: Sauvignon Blanc: Brander Estate Vineyard; Pinot Gris and Riesling: Kick-on Ranch Vineyard

Harvest Dates: Sauvignon Blanc: August 19th, Pinot Gris: August 13th; Riesling: September 15th

Chemistry: Sauvignon Blanc: Brix 24,1; pH:3.32; Pinot Gris: Brix: August 13th; Riesling: Brix: 22.9, pH 3.22

WInemaking: 100% Stainless steel

Bottling date: February 2nd, 2016

Gold Medal - Orange County Fair

Editors' Choice & 91 points - Wine Enthusiast