Texture: Elegant and stony, with lingering kiss of acid
Batch: Only 430 cases produced
Vineyard: From our sustainably grown Paso Robles vineyards
The 2022 Fragrant Snare presents highly expressive scents of white flower, peach, baked apple and lime rind. Clean, flinty textures rush the palate with notes of nectarine, tangelo and mixed citrus with suggestions of light spice and green herb. The finish is elegant and stony, lingering with a triumphant kiss of acidity.
In the words of Director of Winemaking Jeremy Leffert: “It’s all about knowing when to bend the rules.” That moment returns with the 2022 Fragrant Snare—a blend of classic Chardonnay (85%) with fleshy Chenin Blanc (15%) and aromatic Viognier (5%). Each varietal lot was harvested and fermented separately.
The Chardonnay was whole-cluster pressed and predominantly fermented in concrete eggs, while the Chenin Blanc and Viognier were fermented in neutral French oak barrels with a small portion in new French oak barrels. After fermentation, the wines remained on the lees in their respective vessels for eight months of maturation prior to blending and bottling.
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Sustainability is at the core of what we do. It is our way of doing right by the land that gives us so much. It also means being a good steward of our people, community, and winery culture.
We farm our vineyards with organic practices
We utilize hand labor for weed abatement as an alternative to herbicides
We practice deficit irrigation as a means to conserve water and heighten fruit quality
We pledge 1% of profits to “1% for the Planet” — a global initiative to benefit the environment and help grow a better world
The Fragrant Snare 2022
“Truly unique. I can't get enough!”
Wendy, Wine Lover
Jeremy Leffert – Director of Winemaking
"West Coast Blues" by Wes Montgomery
"World Made By Hand" by James Howard Kunstler
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