In 2012 a friend of one of Stew’s sommelier pals reached out and said he had some beautiful Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes left at the end of his harvest. When we saw the fruit we asked him to let is continue to ripen so we could make our very first late harvest wine. When the fruit was harvested, we hand sorted it and did a very cold fermentation for 20 days in a small stainless steel tank to retain as much of the fruity intensity as possible.
Our Aria is reminiscent of rich butterscotch and crème brûlée in a glass. It’s lovely, soft, sweet and opulent.
• Santa Ynez Valley
• 56% Sauvignon Blanc : 44% Semillon
• Sugar at harvest 32° Brix
• 12.75% Residual sugar
• 100 cases
• Silver Medal, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition