Napa Valley, CA

2006 Vivace Winenotes

Year: 
2006
notes: 
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Harvest Date: 
October 20, 2006
Bottle Date: 
May 6, 2008
Release Date: 
June 2, 2008
Grape AVA: 
Russian River Valley
Alcohol: 
14.0%
Brix: 
23.1
TA: 
5.4
pH: 
3.56
Grapes: 
47% Roussanne; 47% Marsanne; 6% Chardonnay
Barrels: 
French Oak - 50% New

We obtained the "secret" to making this "Rhone Style" white wine while visiting with a wine maker at an excellent small winery in the south of France . (and it is the addition of a small amount of Chardonnay to the Marsanne/Roussanne Blend). This wine was aged sur lie (on the lees or yeast) in French oak barrels (50% new) for more than a year.

A delicate wine featuring chalk, grapefruit, lemon and a candied apricot finish. 90 pts. John Glas 5/12/2010