Tastings Friday February 15TH from 5 to 8 We ferment the juice in stainless steel tanks at 55°F, long and slow, resulting in a flood of crisp pear and granny smith apple aromas filling the glass, perfectly balancing the notes of citrus and guava on the palate. Salute! The 2013 Alakai from Joel Gott has aromas of blueberry, raspberry and sweet spices. On the palate, the wine opens with ripe fruit flavors. Elegant, soft tannins on the mid-palate are followed by a long—slightly peppery—finish.[/tab] Inspired by our favorite Southern Rhône and California Rhône-style wines, we blended together Grenache, Syrah and Petite Sirah. The larger part of the fruit for this blend comes from the Monterey appellation where windy, cool weather, similar to that in France’s Rhône Valley, stresses the vines, creating smaller, more concentrated fruit clusters. The 2013 growing season began with little rainfall in the spring followed by warm, moderate summer temperatures, giving us some of the best fruit to date with ideal ripeness, deep color and good structure. Deep red cherry with hints of violet. Intense strawberry and cherry aromas and milk aromas that make it more complex. Well structured, balanced and fruity, with intense tannins. The color is a superb pale yellow with bright hues. The nose is elegant, with aromas of fresh fruit and citrus fruit especially grapefruit. Well-balanced with typical focusing and zesty acidity. A pure expression of the grape varietal, the wine shows how good Picpoul can be when grown on its favorite terroir. Gold with geen tints, this Chardonnay offers a nose with a pronounced lemon citrus core as well as aromas of pear and crisp apple lined with a floral note of jasmine. On the palate, citrus and tree fruits are complemented by a hint of brioche and toast.Pairs well with shellfish, cream sauces, roasted chicken, fish, and zesty grilled vegetable dishes as well as mild gouda and soft cheeses. Intense violet red color. NOSE: Very aromatic with notes of black fruits and subtle memories of spices with soft notes of vanilla. PALATE: Good structure, develops intensely fruity memories.