This wine is golden in color and expresses fig, honey and golden raisin. It has a rich, full texture on the palate and a long, captivating finish.
11 months in French oak (20% new)
Aromas of pear, dried straw, golden raisin, and sappy hibiscus flower carry of the palate with full bodied, lush mouthfeel and a long finish.
The Santa Maria Valley – of Santa Barbara County – is one of California’s coolest AVAs, with one of the longest growing seasons in the world. The region is defined by its well-drained, lean soils and the unique east/west transverse mountain ranges that act as a funnel for morning fog and cold afternoon winds off the Pacific Ocean, resulting in balanced, vibrant wines.