Site: Stolpman Vineyard
Appellation: Ballard Canyon
Farming Practices: Certified Biodynamic
Bottles Produced: 5,760
Winemaking Details: 50% whole cluster fermentation, fermented in open top concrete tank, no sulfur during primary fermentation, one pumpover daily, additional foot trodding, three punch downs during 12 day native fermentation, elevage in 500L puncheons for 4 months, bottle with 25 ppm SO2
Tasting Notes: inviting lavender and milky earl grey tea ride a rhubarb bridge over the surging ruby red grapefruit. All the while, Combe Trousseau's steadfast savory undertone - dried herbs and soil - gives a layer of seriousness. Bursting firm cherries and a bright sun-kissed playful mouthfeel carry through the crusading citrus undercarriage before being washed over in the crunchy, high-acid finish.