Alder Springs Vineyard is known for producing exceptional fruit, specifically focusing on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Rhone red and white varietals on its 6,000 acre ranch (only about 140 acres are planted) in Northern Mendocino, just 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean and ranging from 1,700 to 2,700 feet of elevation.
Direct pressed without sulfur and cold settled overnight. Laid down to neutral wood and stainless steel barrels. Slow, cool primary fermentation over 10 months. Filtered due to incomplete malolactic and bottled with 20 ppm SO2.
Brilliant pale white gold in color with fresh, bright aromas of chamomile and jasmine to dried apricots and apple chips. Silky texture with pronounced acidity balances with flower and fruit flavors. A rare grape for California, it originally hails from the Vallais region of Switzerland.