Greetings from the Rhineland of Carneros! This wine tastes as though it came from another world. And, if you observe the landscape around the organically-farmed, Scintilla Sonoma Vineyard, it looks like another world. Close to the bay and the sloughs, the vineyard is influenced by the cooling fog and wind with an ideal climate for Alsatian varieties. This wine is alive! It is pure, fresh and vibrant with aromas and flavors of green apple, pear, pineapple, lychee, lemon verbena and river stone minerality. These juicy, mouth-watering notes suggest that this wine should be sweet but, when tasted, a dry, clean, crisp profile defines Abraxas. This drought vintage led to clusters of grapes with smaller berry size for a wine with crisp, structured intensity. As the wine warms in the glass, the weight of Pinot Gris fills the mouth and is balanced
by the natural spice from the Gewürztraminer. Meyer lemon, key lime, ripe peach, fresh pineapple, candied orange peel, ginger, cardamom and chamomile are intertwined from the first sip to the last. The wine's complex flavor profile is matched by layers of evolving texture. This wine is ideal for the table in its youth, but will be a long-lived white wine for those who prefer the subtleties of age.
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