2016 Smithereens White

2016 Smithereens White
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
37% Grenache Blanc | 29% Viognier | 26% Roussanne | 8% Marsanne
Aging
9 months | 77% Seasoned Oak | 23% Stainless Steel
Alcohol %
13.2
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SKU: 16SWTED
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
37% Grenache Blanc | 29% Viognier | 26% Roussanne | 8% Marsanne
Aging
9 months | 77% Seasoned Oak | 23% Stainless Steel
Alcohol %
13.2
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2016 Smithereens is a balanced, medium-bodied expression of a blend, with just the right amount of structure, acid, and fruit. The wine offers aromas of lemon peel, kumquat, and citrus leaf, coupled with subtle notes of nectarine, white flowers, and wet concrete. The wine starts out broad and finishes with focus and persistence on the palate.
Winemaker's Notes
We start out with several lots, some co-fermented, from nine vineyards scattered around unique microclimates within El Dorado, including our two estate sites. We ferment with native yeasts in a combination of stainless steel barrels and neutral French oak. There is a single barrel of skin contact Grenache Blanc to add texture and structure. The wine rests on its gross lees until being blended together at bottling after 9 months in barrel.
Estate Vineyards
12% White Oak Flats | 7% Stoney Creek
Local Vineyards
28% Sierra Moon | 14% Firefall | 14% Elenridge | 13% Swansborough | 5% South Fork | 4% Flat Creek | 3% Noriega