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3V White Blend 2019, Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard

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3V White Blend 2019, Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard
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A truly unique white blend, grown on our mountain estate. An enticing citrus-laden nose aptly reflects the refreshing treat to follow. A lemon-lime blend with traces of grapefruit provides a brightness that buoys the palate, while layers of tropical fruit, guava, pineapple and a floral kiss add interest and depth. Beneath the zesty flavors is a smooth, lush texture that perfectly balances the crisp acidity.
Pair with seared scallops drizzled with a white wine and lemon reduction, or grilled cilantro-lime chicken served with avocado salsa.

Wine Specs
White Blend
Dry Creek Valley
Vineyard Designation
Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard
Harvest Date
23.6 (at harvest)
6.9 g/L
8 months in 40% new French Acacia wood barrels, 40% 2-year-old French Acacia wood barrels, 20% neutral French Acacia wood barrels
Bottling Date
Residual Sugar
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This distinctive blend offers mouthwatering layers of aromas and flavors, starting with an inviting nose of mixed citrus—pomelo, fresh-squeezed Meyer lemon juice and lime zest—woven with wet slate. The palate reveals rich yet crisp flavors balanced by bracing acidity. A velvety lemon curd essence appears in the entry and quickly transitions into a fusion of bright citrus, including lemon, lime, grapefruit and mandarin orange, with traces of minerality and fresh herbs. As the flavors expand and linger, you start to long for that next sip.
Vineyard Notes
A few years ago, I developed a couple of additional acres of plantable land next to one of the ponds on my Bradford Mountain property. Having grown fond of Mediterranean white wines, I decided to plant an acre of this land to Vermentino, Verdelho and Vernaccia. The grapes in the 3V blend are exclusively from this site.
Production Notes
The even 2019 growing season allowed all three “V” grapes to ripen in sync. We harvested just over a ton of each variety on the same day, and then pressed them together so they could coferment. By cofermenting and aging the wine from day one, the flavors begin to seamlessly merge and the resulting wine is smooth, rich and offers the same depth as months of bottle aging.
Winemaker Notes
I have had an appreciation for great mountain grown white wines since 1979. That was the year I went to work at Mount Eden Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains and first tried the Chardonnay from the mountain estate vineyard. The spiciness, structure and aromatic intensity produced by the porous soil and ideal sun exposure is not attainable from the valley vineyards. Unfortunately, given the value of these sites for red wines, not much white wine comes from mountain vineyards in California.
Food Pairing Notes
The perfect wine to pair with oysters on the half shell, but will also go nicely with chicken piccata served over a bed of angel hair pasta, or orange-laced shrimp with zucchini fritters.

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