2020 'Preconceived Notions' Skin Contact Muscat

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    Grapes: Muscat

    Vineyard: Encompassed by a large organic walnut orchard, the wire-trained, CCOF certified-organic fruit of Davis Drive were planted about twenty years ago in the heart of Lake County AVA. Most of Lake County experiences a vast diurnal-temperature fluctuation, with intense sunshine providing warm days and afternoon winds that cool down the area, often resulting in 50-degree diurnal cycles.

    AVA: Lake County

    Method: This Lake County Muscat underwent whole cluster carbonic maceration for 17 days. We then pressed it into tank and let it settle for 1 week before transferring it to neutral oak barrels for 12 months.

    Tastes and Smells: We love muscat on the skins because it's like cheating, you get so much more than you deserve from those skin flavors.  You get a floral blast on the nose with a hint of tropical peach rings. Add in the skins of the grape and you layer on citrus notes, grapefruit pith, and tons of warm spices. 

    ABV: 11.6%

    Cases: 159

    Bottling Date: November 2021

    Release Date: March 2022
    Type: Wine