2018 CrossHatch "Patina"
Lyons Vineyard & Happy Canyon Vineyard
Santa Ynez Valley
20% Grenache Blanc
174 cases produced
"Patina" is an element of art created by light and dark hues of green formed on an object over time. Many feel the “patina” on an object gives it character and each decorative item is unique and one of a kind. The two white wine grape varietals used in this blend have green and gold in the color of the skins when they are ready to be harvested. The Viognier berries have a gold color and the Grenache Blanc fruit has a green hue to create the perfect Patina in the finished wine. The grapes come together to give this wine delightful aromas of crisp pear, white peach and floral notes. Flavors of lime zest, stone fruits and honeysuckle are followed by a soft, smooth finish.
The Patina is a co-fermented blend of 80% Viognier and 20% Grenache Blanc. The Viognier is grown at Lyons Vineyard in the Los Olivos District of Santa Barbara County. The Grenache Blanc comes from Westerly Vineyard in the Happy Canyon AVA of Santa Barbara County. The fruit was picked on the same night, lightly pressed and then fermented and aged in stainless steel for 6 months. It is light, smooth and perfect for poolside sipping and picnics.