v.03 The Lover Picpoul Blanc 2020 Vintage 750mL

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Flavor & Winemaking: Intense aromas of peach, apricot, dried fruit, apples & potpourri. The flavor has the same characteristics but with a caramel, pastry note as well. The wine finishes dryer than your average “white wine” by virtue of it being a “orange wine” (white grape fermented on skins & aged in barrel like a red wine). Barrel aged in 50% new French & American oak, 20% peach wood, 20% apple wood, & 10% acacia wood for 8 months.

  • Sensory Notes

    Deep peach, apricot, and floral tones leaning towards the dried fruit & dried floral side of things, with notes of vanilla & cream.

  • Winemaker Notes

    Organically Grown Picpoul Blanc. Fermented skin-contact "orange wine" style with whole berries +100% additional crushed skins, barrel aged with the yeast, malolactic fermentation on 50% new oak for 18 months. Organically Grown Picpoul Blanc

  • Vineyard Notes

    Vineyard: Bokisch Terra Alta Vineyard, Clement Hills, Lodi CA

    Soil: Volcanic Clay Loam


  • Food Pairing

    Perfect with corn bread, sesame seasoned dishes, nuts in general, cheese platters, sushi, or mac & cheese. Shrimp & Grits.

  • Music, Life & Literary Pairings

    Art: The Lover, 2013, by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

    Life Pairing: Being yourself, even (perhaps especially) when you aren’t what people expect. AKA letting your freak flag fly. 

    Literary Pairing: “You’re mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

    Music Pairings: “Forest Whitiker” by Brother Ali, “In My Mind” by Amanda Palmer

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