This wine is from 100% estate grown fruit. Our vines are sheltered in the foothills of Carter's mountain in the Monticello American Viticultural Area (AVA). The average age of the vines is 7 years with average density of 1662 vines/acre. Unique to Trump Winery, Cru is created by blending Chardonnay juice with grape brandy in lieu of a traditional fermentation. This fortified wine is then aged for over a year in American bourbon barrels. The result is an aperitif wine with 14% residual sugar that is truly all-American.
Golden Grape Estates "First Crush" Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 375 mL
Manufacturer: Golden Grape Estates
Brand: Golden Grape Estates
The grapes for this wine were picked so late, the finished product is similar to an ice wine in its intensity and sweetness. We aged this profoundly sweet wine for a considerable amount of time in the bottle, contributing classic European-styled savory influences.
2012 Renwood Amador Ice, Ice Wine, Amador County 375 mL
Manufacturer: Renwood Winery
The vintage of 2012 had more of a normal weather pattern. Unlike 2010 and 2011, the harvest proceeded without any significant rainfall. There had been fears of another short harvest due to cool weather in the critical months of April and May 2011 when bud development for the next year occurs. We need not have worried as a large crop was forthcoming. Many growers had 20 to 30% more fruit than their averages and much higher than in 2010 and 2011. Still there was plenty of heat to ripen this crop and a long enough season to get everything picked and through fermentation.
Each harvest Head Winemaker Bob Swain looks for a small number of lots that are remarkable representations of both a given varietal and Mendocino appellation. While he does not find these every year, when he does, they become a Parducci RESERVE wine, the best of the best. These wines are intended to be elegant today and age with grace.