This wine is 53% Marsanne from the Ibarra-Young Vineyard in Los Olivos, 18% Marsanne from the Demetria Vineyard just north of Los Olivos (what used to be Andrew Murray Vineyard), 17% Marsanne from the Purisima Mountain Vineyard and 12% Roussanne from the Stolpman Vineyard, both just west of Los Olivos. Ibarra-Young is organically farmed. Demetria and Purisima Mountain are both farmed biodynamically.
We've been making Marsanne since 1987 and have pretty much stayed with the same style… picked at the low end of ripeness while it still has plenty of acidity and refreshingly low alcohol. Marsanne in this style, and this 2007 is a great example, exhibits what I call "wet stone" minerality along with hints of almonds, honey, citrus and flowers.
Very refreshing wine, perfect for hot summer days. Smooth, clean taste with an easy finish. This wine is well-worth its inexpensive price tag.