The 2020 Serenity is bursting with fresh aromas of Bartlett pears, peach, and honey. Hints of salted lime with balanced flavors of mango, melon, and a touch of acidity for a crisp and lasting, pleasant finish.
Our home ranch on the west side of the High Valley AVA has been known as the “High Serenity Ranch” for over one hundred years. The blocks planted to this idyllic site
include Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, and Gewürztraminer. Each block is comprised of the ancient lakebed and alluvial soils from the surrounding mountain range. The transverse valley winds create some of the coolest sites in Lake County. The lower temperatures on the valley floor allow for diurnal temperature swings of more than forty degrees, enhancing flavor development while retaining a crisp
acidity in the fruit.
Our winemaking emphasizes quality and the use of traditional techniques, to create wines that have style and finesse. The grapes were harvested in late August in the early morning when the fruit is coolest. The grapes are pressed and fermented separately to maximize varietal character. These wines are sur-lie aged in a mix of stainless barrels and small tanks to add structure and mouthfeel. Only the best lots of Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gewürztraminer were chosen and meticulously blended to create the 2020 Serenity.