This is made by Skinner Vineyard who are near the Sierra foothills in California, which was the epicentre of the gold rush. They make a few different wines, this one is a white rhone blend. So it would be similar to a white Chateauneuf du Pape from France. The main grape varieties are Roussanne and Marsanne. This is partly aged in oak, part in steel and part of the blend has skin contact. It has plenty of tropical fruit, structure and balancing acidity.
Yellow citrus colour, fine and persistent bubbles. The aroma of the fruit reveals Alvarinho grape,...