2018 - For this unique Experiment Blend, we decided to throw out the rule book and re-imagine how white wine in California can be fully realized. The result is an unconventional integration of varieties that we culled from around the estate. Deliberately not focused on a single site, varietal or style, the W series is an imagination set free, ingenuity unbound.
W5.8 is an unconventional integration of 8 grape varieties from 5 appellations, ranging from coastal mountain tops to rocky valley floors. Working with growers and vineyards from around California gave us the ultimate off-the-beaten-track perspective, while farming conversations among the vines, long commutes to far-flung sites and in-between moments of quiet reflection provided fresh inspiration that elevated our effort. The result, we believe, is a complete and compelling expression of a new point-of-view on white wine.
With notes of fresh white peach, honeysuckle, fresh apricot, jasmine and Jordan almond, the 2018 Experiment W5.8 is lively and focused and rich, just like the adventurous process of its creation. We hope you enjoy this experiment in white as much as we do.