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2018 Contrast

60% Chardonnay & 40% Sauvignon Blanc - $50

Contrast is a perfect example of what is possible in California but nearly outlawed in France: a co-ferment of Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay. When it comes to the “different & eclectic” offerings the Fabre brothers were looking to craft, Contrast is nearly the definition. In France, these varietals from Bordeaux/Loire and Burgundy are competitors; in Paso Robles, their opposing terroirs and characteristics work in harmony to deliver a stunningly unique wine. Crafted in a Chablis/Sancerre style, most of the acidity and brightness is garnered from the Chardonnay, while the Sauvignon Blanc is allowed an extended ripening to bring about tropical notes.

Vineyards:
Solomon Hills Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley and Parrish Family Vineyard, Adelaida

Soil Profile:
Sand and clay

Fermentation:
Co-fermented in stainless steel for 3 weeks

Aging:
6 months in 25% New French Oak

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