2021 Paraduxx Winemaker Series North Coast White Wine
Building on our tradition of artful blending, from time to time we craft wines highlighting distinctive styles and varietal combinations. A dynamic and alluring blend of Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris, this limited-production wine takes inspiration from the great Alsatian white blends. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in neutral French oak barrels, it is racy, refreshing and bone-dry, with tantalizing layers of nectarine, peach and green apple, and undercurrents of tropical flowers, ginger and cool-climate minerality.
Blend Composition: 68% Riesling, 22% Gewürztraminer, 10% Pinot Gris
This sleek and enticing wine draws you in with fascinating aromas of ginger, peach, rose petals, exotic spice and wet stone minerality. Though steely and acid-driven, a lovely textural undercurrent adds weight and polish to the tangerine and orchard fruit flavors that linger on the long, focused finish.
The 2021 growing season started with a very dry winter, with almost no rain in the month of February. Due to the lack of moisture, there were more frost events, which when combined with an extended period of bloom led to some shatter during cluster formation, resulting in smaller overall yields. Summer brought ideal temperate weather ensuring that the grapes were able to achieve excellent ripeness. While harvest was fairly compressed, with both white and red grapes coming into the winery at the same time, the quality of the fruit was exceptional, producing a stunning vintage of beautifully concentrated wines with deep, alluring colors.
0.59 g/100 ml
Aged nine months in 22% neutral oak and stainless steel