2016 CrossHatch "Tone"
Happy Canyon, Coquelicot, & Vogelzang
Santa Ynez Valley
50% Sauvignon Blanc
122 Cases Produced
Creating an appealing balance in a piece of artwork takes immense skill and time. One of the ways artists approach this idea is by working with “Tone”. Artists will use the term “tone it down” to make a color less vibrant and “tone it up” to make another more vibrant, ultimately leading to a beautiful and interesting piece of work. In this finely crafted, co-fermented blend, the grape varietals do exactly that. The bright and vibrant flavors of the Sauvignon Blanc mesh perfectly with the soft full–bodied Semillon, bringing a gentle feel to this light and refreshing Bordeaux Blanc. These varietals bring together flavors of fresh lemons, lime zest, and ripe pear on the initial palate. The lengthy finish leaves you with a soft palate feel alongside subtle flavors of green apples and cream.
The Tone is a white wine blend made with 50% Semillon and 50% Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The fruit for this wine comes from three vineyards located in Santa Ynez Valley: Happy Canyon Vineyard, Coquelicot Vineyard & Vogelzang Vineyard. The fruit was picked on the same day, pressed and co-fermented together. It was then fermented and aged in stainless steel for 6 months. Pair with grilled fish.