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2018 "Caminante del Cielo" Blanc de Noirs (1 x 750 ml)
This property contains gravelly and loamy soil, which forces the roots of each vine to struggle to seek out water and nutrients. These conditions assist in consistent production of delicious, small berries and hand-sized clusters. Marins coastal influence keeps temperatures moderately cool during the hottest part of the day, affording slower ripening and longer development on the vine. Because of this extended growing season, Marin County wines are balanced with superb natural acidity and bright fruit flavors.
The long growing season in 2018 revealed a vintage with depth and concentration. While rainfall in Marin was lower than normal in 2018, reserves from the heavy 2017 rains allowed for the vineyards to produce full canopies and normal crop loads. Summer temperatures were moderate, with few regional heat spikes. Ripening tempered by these conditions allowed for harvest to be a few weeks later than average.
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This 2018 'Caminante del Cielo Vineyard' Blanc de Noirs welcomes tantalizing aromas of strawberry, white peach, and apricot, complemented by notes of dried mango, lemon curd, sugar cookie, graham cracker and ginger. Juicy orange and tangy tangerine burst on the palate, accompanied by a touch of honey. A broad center leads to a full and coating finish.- Winemakers Jessica Koga, Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies