Spring 2021 Allocation
A note from the winemaker:
The 2018 vintage was very classic – a moderate growing season with few heat spikes and a long harvest season. The wines are structure driven with great acidities, plentiful tannins and bright fruit flavors.
The 2019 vintage was the coldest on record since 2011, with very few days peaking over triple digit temperatures. The harvest was particularly drawn out and the latest we’ve recorded at Sixmilebridge. The resulting wines are more savory in their aromas and flavors with polished tannins and balanced acidities.
2018 Sauvignon Blanc
100% Sauvignon Blanc
The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc sports a brightly pitched nose filled with rose petal, lime zest rosemary, and butterscotch. The palate is rich, yet focused with notes of melon, brioche, yuzu, and honeysuckle evolving to a precise finish with lively acidity.
Vineyard: 100% Estate, Block 3 – Adelaida District, Paso Robles.
Fermentation: Foot stomped and cold soaked for 4 hours before being pressed to barrel for native ferment. Malolactic fermentation complete.
Cooperage and Elevage: Aged for 15 months in 1 new oak barrique from the Allier forest in France.
TA: 6.1 g/l
Bottling Date: July 16, 2019. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Cases Produced: 50
100% Rosé of Cabernet Francc
The 2019 Rosé opens up with generous aromas of wild strawberries, botanicals, crushed rocks, and geranium. Juicy flavors of grapefruit, tangerine, peach pit, and mint develop into a mineral driven mid-palate that finishes with tension and clarity. .
Vineyard: 100% Estate, Block 6 – Adelaida District, Paso Robles.
Fermentation: Destemmed. Saingée method.
Cooperage and Elevage: Aged for 6 months in stainless steel.
TA: 8.1 g/l
Bottling Date: May 2020. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Cases Produced: 58