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This crisp white offers bright acidity with lovely aroma of crisp apple and pear with lemon and a faint violet scent; lean yet refreshingly silky and fine textured. We offer one of the very few bottlings in the U.S. of this unique wine. Literally translating to “lip stinger” this high acid varietal is perfect with oysters, mussels, shellfish, Thai foods (it loves cilantro), tuna, ceviche and salads.
We grow 1.3 acres of Picpoul Blanc in our Estate Vineyard and follow the Lodi Rules certification for sustainable winegrowing. Harvested in the Mokelumne River AVA of the Lodi Appellation, our grape clones are Tablas Creek cuttings from the famous French Château de Beaucastel Winery in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region. Our climate is very similar to that of the Southern Rhône with cool nighttime breezes from the Mokelumne River nearby giving our grapes their ripe, fruity flavors with excellent balance.
All of our grapes are hand-picked and immediately pressed as whole clusters to capture their fresh, flavorful character. The grapes were harvested in the early morning to keep acidity at its highest, providing the vibrancy in the wine. The juice is then cool fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to highlight the pure fruit expressions.
BEST WHITE WINE & Double Gold Medal
2021 American Wine Society Commercial Competition
BEST OF CLASS
2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
BEST OF CLASS & Double Gold Medal
2021 Hilton Head Food & Wine Competition
Double Gold Medal
2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Double Gold Medal
2021 International Women’s Wine Competition
“Acquiesce 2020 Lodi Picpoul Blanc: In France, Picpoul Blanc is so celebrated for the piercing acidity it brings to blended white wines it fondly is referred to as “lip stinger.” That ardent acidity is evident in the Acquiesce, helping offset the richness of its swelling suggestions of lemon creme brulee, honeycomb and lime. Bring on the mussels, oysters and clams.”
The fruity yet mellow honeydew like flavor of the briny liquor matches exquisitely with the Chablis like minerality and aromas of the sea present in our Picpoul Blanc.View Recipe