2019 Mahoney Family Vineyards Estate Vermentino
While our original planting of Vermentino was at our Las Brisas Vineyard, we also now have three distinct blocks planted at Mahoney Ranch. This site, on the Napa side of Carneros, is a touch warmer than Las Brisas, and Vermentino from there shows a different profile, with more apricot notes and a softer, richer mouthfeel. For the 2019 vintage, we chose to blend the two vineyards together, yielding a nice fusion of the bright floral and citrus characters of Las Brisas with the stone-fruit of Mahoney Ranch. These wines were fermented separately in stainless steel, then a portion was aged on the yeast lees in neutral oak for about 5 months prior to blending and bottling, bringing a subtle underlying toast note.