The 2008 Climber White is a unique blend of our favorite white varietals. Sauvignon Blanc sourced from Lake County, Lodi and Monterey makes up the backbone of the wine, with clean melon, citrus and gooseberry aromas. Muscat adds increased terpene floral aromas and richness in the mouth. Riesling adds tropical and jasmine aromas, while also giving the mouth good acidity. Chardonnay from Monterey adds a minerality and depth in the mid palate. The Chenin Blanc increases the purity and structure of the blend.
The wine is 100% stainless steel fermented and did not go through malolactic fermentation so the purity of the fruit could be enhanced. The result is classical varietal notes with a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel.