Arietta Artists’ Reserve “On the White Keys” 2013
Our reserve white wine, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, benefits from 22 months of aging in French oak barrels. It is aromatically flamboyant, offering notes of white flowers, key lime, gooseberry, and candied orange peel. The wine explodes on the palate, with delicious lemon flavors, peach, walnut oil, and thyme. The wood component is secondary, and very integrated, while secondary characters such as lemon grass, sage, and wood resin reside under the surface. This is an exceedingly hedonistic wine that will continue to gain in sophistication with time in the bottle.
Blend: 87% Sauvignon Blanc 13% Semillon
Fruit sources: Hyde Vineyard, Rancho Chimiles
Cooperage: Barrel fermented and aged in 50% new French Oak, 42% stainless steel, 8% second use oak for the first nine months, then racked into second use French oak barrels for a further twelve months of aging
Production: 277 cases