||September 28 - October 3
The majority of the grapes for this blend come from our estate vineyards
along the Sonoma Coast. Overnight fog and afternoon winds in this
appellation allow the Chardonnay and Pinot Gris grapes to ripen slowly
and develop intense flavors. We chose Muscat Canelli grapes from
select vineyards in the warm growing region of the Central Valley. One
of the oldest recorded varietals, Muscat Canelli lends fruit flavors and
floral aromas to the finished blend. Viognier grapes were selected from
vineyards in Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake County.
Individual lots of grapes were harvested according to ripeness and balance of acidity. The grapes were completely de-stemmed before being pumped into the tank press. Each lot was settled and chilled for 24 hours. Yeast was added, and fermentation began. The Chardonnay in this blend was fermented in French Oak barrels, and 14% underwent malo-lactic fermentation. The remaining components in this blend were fermented in stainless steel tanks with select cultured yeasts at controlled temperatures to preserve the bright fruit character.
We released the first vintage of Cashmere Red in 2002 and it has taken us over a decade to produce this first Cashmere White blend. We feel this is a great match for the easy-drinking red in this flavorful and well balance white.
Our Cashmere White blend has bright flavors of peach and pear, floral
aromas, and toasty vanilla notes from the oak-aged Chardonnay. Enjoy
this medium-bodied, slightly-sweet wine with spicy dishes, seafood pasta,
or on its own.