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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, anything with cilantro, tuna, ceviche and salads.
We now have 3 acres of Picpoul Blanc at our estate vineyard. Located in the Mokelumne River-Lodi AVA, our clones are Tablas Creek cuttings from the famed Chateau de Beaucastel in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC. Our climate is similar to that of the Southern Rhone, with cool nighttime Delta breezes that retain Picpoul’s high inherent acidity while providing an excellent balance of fruit. Starting out moderate and promising, 2022 brought an unforgiving hot spell at harvest, so we picked a little earlier to uphold quality.
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.
2023 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition
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