This selection of a few special barrels is named after my youngest English Springer Spaniel, Bonita, who loves to run up and down the rolling hill where these vines are planted. It is a selection of the See clone from a block that always gives us grapes with a very distinctive personality, so we decided to age and bo le it separately.
An intensely aromatic vintage, with notes of pear and apple pie, honeysuckle, caramel custard and sandalwood. The elegant fl avors are reminiscent of almond and marzipan. On the palate it is creamy, with great balance between the fruit and the toasty oak, which adds a hint of Graham crackers. I would recommend serving it at 46-48° F with elegant seafood dishes, white meats — and a good shellfi sh Paella!
The grapes were harvested September 6, whole-cluster pressed and barrel fermented with our native proprietary yeast in 42% new French oak, medium-plus toast, coopered by Damy, Remond and Rousseau from the forests of Allier and central France. The wine went through 100% malolactic fermentation, aged on its lees and was bo led, unfi ltered, in May 2014.
Don Miguel Vineyard