2018 Fleur de California Estate Vineyards Vermentino
Our 2018 Vermentino has an inviting aromatic profile, with apple, flower, ripe melon, and citrus notes. On the palate, the citrus and green apple flavors are crisp and bright, yet soft, supple, with a hint of minerality.
Bing cherry and Sequoia strawberry fruit characters with a hint of peppercorn.
The cherry-head barrel seemed to concentrate these aromas and give the
wine a deeper burgundy hue, mouth watering fruit flavors, and a more
opulent texture and finish compared to traditional 100% oak barrels.
Smoky notes rise from the glass opening to dark cherry, strawberry
and cocoa powder with a hint of subtle baking spice. There is a luscious blast of black
cherry on the palate, with oak notes and pleasing mouthfeel. Herb and oak
show midway through the palate and carry through to the smooth finish.