Brassfield Serenity Reserve White 2013 (Lake County, California)

Brassfield Serenity Reserve White 2013
(Lake County, California)

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Notes from the Winemaker:

2013 marks the inaugural vintage for Serenity Reserve and the fifth year of David Ramey as Brassfield Estate’s consulting winemaker. His handcrafting techniques have made him one of the most renowned and influential winemakers in America today.

We were not the first to experience the beauty and tranquility of the land that produces this exceptional wine. In fact, the property has been known as High Serenity Ranch for over 150 years. The 100% certified Alsatian clones that produce these grapes are planted in the gravelly loam soils on our valley floor at 1,800 feet above sea level. The grapes are harvested at night or in the very early morning and arrive in our cellar cool and pristine. Fermentation in small lots in a combination of concrete, stainless steel and neutral oak barrels creates the full, rich mouthfeel that is the hallmark of our consulting winemaker, David Ramey.

The grapes are harvested into late September at night when the fruit is the coolest. The grapes are then whole-cluster pressed and fermented separately to maximize varietal character. The wine was aged on the lees in stainless steel tanks and concrete vessels. During this time on lees, they are mixed weekly to add body and texture.

The 2013 Serenity Reserve is a distinctive proprietary blend that displays bright fruit-forward aromas of dried apricots, Gravenstein apples, and star jasmine with a touch of minerality. The flavors are rich and deep, showing Anjou pears, white nectarines, honeydew melon, and lime zest on the finish. The wine is balanced, leaving a long, clean and well-textured finish, like summer in a glass.

68% Pinot Gris 20% Riesling 12% Gewürztraminer