A warm spring and summer with no heat spikes produced an early vintage and we were blessed with no significant rain at harvest. There was little to no disease pressure and alcohol levels remained moderate allowing for flourishing intense flavors. In the end, we think this will go down as a great year for California Wine.
Product Information Specifications for 2014 Naked Winery "Sure Thing", Lodi, Symphony 750 mL Below:
2015 Naked Winery "Sure Thing" Lodi Symphony 750 mL
Manufacturer: Naked Winery
Brand: Naked Winery
2015 began with warm weather conditions in the winter that continued throughout spring and summer. Yet, light scattered showers in late August and a return to normalcy in September gave a break to what was an intense growing season. We had pristinely clean fruit, bountiful yields, moderate to high alcohols, lower acids and no rain - a twin to 2014 in many ways. The result was concentrated, balanced fruit throughout the state.
Our vines are sheltered in the foothills of Carter's Mountain in Virginia's Blue Ridge. Chardonnay blocks are located in the coolest terroirs, elevated between 600 and 650 feet. Chardonnay is hand-harvested early in the morning and whole cluster pressed. The juice is cold settled then fermented in stainless steel tanks. No malolactic fermentation keeps acidity and freshness in this chardonnay while mixing of the lees at the end of the alcoholic fermentation for 1-2 months rounds out the mouth and builds great structure. Aging occurs 85% in stainless steel and 15% in new and 1 year old French oak barrels.
HoneyRun mead is not your usual heavy, sweet mead but instead is dry and light making it unique and refreshing. Even though you can smell the delicious honey, it has no residual sugar but a supple mellow taste! We use no sulfites or preservatives in making our Kosher mead. With a smooth finish HoneyRun mead is great served ice cold or paired!