Caress Cuvee Blanc 2020

Caress Cuvee Blanc 2020


Caress is the best-of-the-best cuvée delivering a haunting, complex, long-lived white wine.

Made aromatic and dry - definitely not sweet - it smells like a bouquet of flowers and freshly sliced white peach and lime making Caress a very food-friendly wine.


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Tasting Notes

The lush style of our Cuvee Blanc is an wonderful California example of a Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc style wine.

In the glass an inviting golden color. On the nose a lovely fresh spring floral bouquet ending with a just a waft of honeysuckle.

In the mouth a nice hint of fruit flavor, perhaps white peach and honeydew melon.

This is a full-bodied white wine, typical of Southern Rhône in style. It's notes of lime and white peach makes Caress a very food-friendly wine.


Production Notes

Only 320 cases produced.


Winemaker Notes

Three beautiful white wines blended to make a Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc style wine. This blend of 55% Viognier, 37% Roussanne and 8% Semillon is well proportioned so all the best flavor characteristics of each are revealed but non one dominates the palate.


Cooperage Notes

Some new French oak with the majority being neutral Burgundy barrels.


StyleWhite Rhone
AppellationMendocino
VarietalRhone Blend
PairingMango Stilton Cheese
Alcohol14.20%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2020-04-27
Drinkable2021 - 2024
Harvest Date2020-09-18