2018 Stems + Skins
An exciting new varietal to add to our list of Skin Ferments!
The inclusion of stems and/or skins can dramatically impact every aspect of a wine. The decisions of when to include, how much, and for how long, are pivotal considerations that determine the final character of a wine. Our Stems & Skins wines will vary each year based on where Tracey and Jared find their inspiration.
Tasting Note: Our skin-ferment Vermentino captures the fragrance of night-blooming jasmine, meyer lemon blossoms and juicy white peaches. Despite its delicate aromatics, the wine boasts a grippy backbone to carry you through a lengthy finish. Be sure to have a bottle on-hand for hedonistic indulgences like crab dip and a toasty fireside.
- Appellation: El Dorado
- Vineyard: Fenaughty
- Varietal: Vermentino
- Age: Planted 2000
- Elevation: 2800 ft.
- Soil: Hotow, Aiken & Argonaut loam
- Harvested: September 12, 2018
- Pressed: September 20, 2018
- Fermentations: Wild yeasts & bacteria
- Maceration: 8 days in open top puncheon
- Barrel aging: 10 months in neutral French oak
- Bottled: August 6, 2019
- Production: 47 cases
- Release date: Spring 2020
Looking for older wines? We might have what you are looking for! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 510-868-9174 and we will do our best to help.