This stylish wine is a blend of selected lots from two of Lucas & Lewellen's estate vineyards which include four distinct clones; some old California and some more recent importations from Burgundy. The grapes were crushed directly into the press and only the free run and lightest press fractions went into this wine. The wine is complex with layers of strawberry crème, raspberry and peach, floral notes of white blossoms and a fruity core of red berries. It is brilliant with crisp acidity and a smooth mouth feel.
About Lucas & Lewellen:
From the Lucas & Lewellen vineyards in Santa Barbara County, Louis Lucas selects choice lots for a limited production of premium wines. Attention to detail in the vineyards yields superior quality grapes from which Megan McGrath Gates crafts award winning wines. The vineyards of Lucas & Lewellen are located in the three principal wine grape growing regions of Santa Barbara County: the Santa Maria Valley, the Los Alamos Valley, and the Santa Ynez Valley. These valleys all run west from the coastal mountains to the Pacific Ocean, allowing warm days and cool nights to produce a long, gentle growing season.