Caress Cuvee Blanc 2015
Made aromatic and dry - definitely not sweet - it smells like a bouquet of flowers and freshly sliced pear.
The lush style of our Cuvee Blanc simulates Chenin Blanc and is an wonderful California example of a Loire Valley Vouvray Sec with textbook acidity, a nice concentration of fruit flavors and with less than 4 grams per liter of residual sugar, the driest (Sec) level. Caress is the best-of-the-best cuvée delivering a haunting, complex, long-lived white wine.
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Enjoy the nose of this bright, vibrant golden wine. Its aromatic profile ranges from subtle fruit like candied peach, honeyed apricots, or quince with a honeysuckle floral note and a little spice.
Really a deceptive wine, with such a perfumed nose, you might think it’s going to be slightly sweet but no, it’s actually dry with a peach, apricot and tropical fruit flavors with a long, lingering, sensual finish.
Because of its unique flavor profile, Caress is actually a very food-friendly wine, making it a great choice when contemplating foie gras, oysters, lobster or crab, butter or cream based sauces, curries and both Asian and Indian food in general.
For a incredible dessert poach pears in a little Caress with a spoon of sugar and serve with white chocolate, Crème fraîche and vanilla ice cream. Fabulous!
Caress is crafted from a best-of-the-best cuvée of Viognier, Roussanne and Semillon delivering a haunting, complex, long-lived white wine. Only 180 cases produced of 2015 Vintage.
The 2015 year delivered another stellar vintage. A mild winter caused early bud break, followed by protracted bloom and unseasonably cool weather in spring, resulting in smaller grape clusters and variable crop size.
After three record harvests, a lighter vintage will not impact our supply of wines, especially when we harvested superior quality grapes, just a little lighter crop. So although there isn’t a lot of it, the quality of the crop this year was exceptional, the fruit enormously flavorful.