2015 Proprietor's Reserve Aurelia
"Aurelia", from the Latin "Aurelius" (golden), is a blend of 57% Roussanne and 43% Marsanne.
5 months in seasoned Oak
Bright straw color; Juicy wine with pear, citrus, and blossom notes, balanced flavors of grapefruit, honey, and peach with mellow wood character throughout that finish harmoniously.
Sourced from two award-winning vineyards - 57% McKinley Springs Vineyard (Roussanne) and 43% Art den Hoed Vineyard (Marsanne).
Throughout harvest, Winemaker Richard Batchelor worked closely with local growers and visited each vineyard to taste for maturity and ripeness to determine the precise moment to pick the fruit. Grapes were harvested during the cool hours of the morning to preserve bright fruit notes and destemmed into the press, where each lot was processed on a champagne cycle. This is a slower press cycle that is extremely gentle on the fruit ensuring optimum fruit character is preserved. The wine was fermented at 50ºF for thirty days to ensure the wine’s fruit character was preserved to its fullest.
Cases produced: 614