Marsanne and Roussanne, originally from the Northern Rhone Valley, are regularly blended together. There are less than 600 combined acres of these grapes in California making them a rarity. The wine was not exposed to oak aging allowing it to remain fresh and lively. There are a scant 6 acres of our Sonoma Coast Estate Marsanne that contribute to this blend. The grapes are handpicked and conveyed to our de-stemmer without crushing. This gentle process ensures a smooth blend. Grapes are then pumped directly to our tank press, which gently squeezed the juice free of the skins and seeds. From there the juice is pumped to a settling tank where it is chilled to preserve the bright flavors. After settling, the juice is racked in another stainless steel tank for fermentation. Once fermentation is complete, the wine is cold stabilized, filtered and bottled.