The nose of this 2017 shows a light wood spice, some stone fruits, up front white flowers, quince and a goodly amount of minerality. The palate is moderate weight with zingy acid, wood spice, quince, wet stones, and white plum flavors come together harmoniously on the palate. D&M Tasting Notes
Thirty three year old vines in pink granite and quartz, one ton to the acre, tiny clusters add up to big flavors and aromas. This little vineyard is in the Borden Ranch sub AVA of Lodi but is also in Sacramento County. This wine exhibits Sacramento terroir at it's finest. Winery Notes
The Palmero Family Vineyard locale is quite warm and the vines naturally crop at about 2.2 tons to the acre. We have six of the 13 rows here and we pick the fruit ourselves long before normal harvest time when the laborers are readily available. It makes little sense to hire a crew to pick six rows; the personal satisfaction we get from harvesting this special spot is great, although picking does take quite a while due to the small clusters. It takes a lot more work to pick when the clusters are the size of a golf ball!
Warm days and rocky soil help create early ripening, small clusters, which brings a concentration of aromas and flavors to the wine while maintaining high natural acidity. This is crucial to making long lived, complex Chenin Blanc. Ripeness and good acidity are sometimes hard to come by in this part of California.
Haarmeyer 2017 Cresci Chenin Blanc
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