Atwater Estate Vineyards
October 12, 2016
Harvest Brix: 20.8˚
June 1, 2017
Ample aromas of saline minerality and Empire apple gently waft from the glass. First sips are reminiscent of plump, juicy apricot and hints of pear, finishing with soft, rounded tropical flavors.
Harvested from our E-W vineyard block with 5% botrytis. Fermented and aged in stainless steel.
Food Pairing Notes
This medium-sweet wine perfectly complements baked ham, Indian curries, roasted root vegetables, and most Asian cuisine.
Release Date: September 25, 2020
After a mild winter with little snowfall and an uneventful spring, we had only one inch or less of recorded rain in both June and July and were classified as being under “extreme drought” by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Although the hot, dry summer put some stress on vineyards, we enjoyed excellent yields and relatively low disease pressure which resulted in a very clean crop. These conditions also accelerated the ripening process. Overall, our vineyards produced berries of normal size with high sugars and low acids.