Region: Sierra Foothills, California, USA
This wine comes from a unique site high in the Sierra Foothills just outside of the town of Murphys. The vines are own-rooted and planted in 1974 in schist soils over a limestone bedrock and was recently purchased by Matthew Rorick and his family. The vine age, elevation, and rocky soils create incredibly low yielding vines with the tiniest of clusters. The wine has a nose strongly scented with orange blossoms, apricot, and the sweet cream of a pastry shop. The palate has a remarkable weight indicative of the elevation and concentration in the grapes. The fresh citrus is met with ripe pear and white flowers. The finish is bright with a pleasing mineral charm.