Poletti-Edna Ranch 2021
The growing season for 2021 was extended due to cooler weather. The sequence of variable weather and robust wines in the spring, caused slow ripening and varying yields in the vineyards. The resulting lower yields, cooler temperatures and longer growing season produced grapes with bright acidity and excellent concentration.
Grapes were whole cluster pressed before being barrel fermented in 21% new French oak at cooler temperatures. Only partial malolactic fermentation was utilized in 2021, combined with frequent lees stirring. The wine was aged for eleven months in a 50/50 combination of 21% new French Oak barrels and larger French Oak puncheons.
Nose: Rich aromas of melon, lemon, and yellow apple accented by notes of gardenia, river rock, hazelnuts, and honey.
Palate: Medium-bodied with concentrated, ripe melon, peach, and nectarine flavors, fresh acidity, and a powerful, long finish.