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2019 Hope Rising
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Alcohol %
14.0

2019 Hope Rising
Starfield Estate El Dorado AVA

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SKU: 1FSFV19HopR

TASTING NOTES

This beautiful Rhône-style white wine blend of Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, and Vermentino is a superb standout! Bright and luscious aromatics of ripe stone fruit, chamomile, honeysuckle, and gardenia grab your attention while hints of fresh lemon cucumber and white pepper lead you into your first sip! The palate is fresh, vivacious, and beautifully elegant with flavors of white peach, lychee, Asian pear, and Braeburn apple that is complemented by an array of lush tropical fruits and floral notes that add to the multi-layered complexity. With a well-rounded mouthfeel and amazing balance, the long lingering finish has notes of fresh Summer berries and a vibrant swathe of acidity to finish. This is an ideal food wine or it can be simply paired with a patio and a sunset. 

 

WINE PROFILE

Grape Variety: 36% Viognier, 24% Marsanne, 24% Roussanne, 16% Vermentino
Appellation: El Dorado AVA
Vineyard:  Starfield Estate
Vines: Planted 2014-2016
Elevation & Site: 2,300 feet. Steep, east-facing slopes extend to the bottom of the hill.  East-west rows.  The coolest parts of the vineyard.
Alcohol: 14.0%
pH:  3.36
Acidity g/L: 6.7
Cellaring: Barrel fermented and stored on lees for 6 months in 10% new French oak and 90% neutral French oak. Stirred monthly
Bottling Date: June 2020
Production: 116 cases

 

Food Pairing 

Sushi with Spicy and Creamy Sauces, Chicken Piccata, Wood Fired Octopus with Romesco Sauce, Lobster Salad & Avocado Salad with Diced Mango drizzled with a Spicy Thai Chili Sweet Sauce, Herbed Goat Cheese topped with Peaches and Prosciutto.... and many more cheese, charcuterie, and other hors d'oeuvres.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Alcohol %
14.0