May 2023 Discoverer’s Club Release
2021 Reserve Chardonnay
This wine has complexity that comes from the New World winemaking style. It was partially fermented in new French oak, as well as second-, third- and fourth-fill French oak. Seventy percent of the wine underwent malo lactic fermentation. One whiff of the bouquet brings aromas of banana, a hint of cinnamon stick and green apple that also spill onto the palate.
This bright, refreshing wine has notes of pear and honeydew melon on the nose. On the palate, racy acidity accentuates the flavors of lemon peel, pineapple, and a melon note before leading to a clean, crisp finish.
The 2021 Duet is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon that received 5% new French oak. This wine opens with beautiful aromas of cranberry, pomegranate, and forest floor leading into flavors of bright red fruit and cedar.
2020 Piedmont Station
This Bordeaux-style blend is 43% Cabernet Franc, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, and 9% Petit Verdot, and shows a beautiful garnet color in the glass. On the nose, this blend offers baking spice aromas of clove and allspice layered over plum and black cherry. On the palate, blackberry notes are buttressed by a hint of vanilla and cigar box.
For previous Club Release Tasting Notes, please click on the following relase to view the notes: