Madonne Blanc is our effort to emulate the traditional wines of the southern Rhone Valley. It is a marriage of California soils and climate to a classically styled blend of estate grown, Rhone white varietals. The final blend is 61% Roussanne, 18% Grenache Blanc, 15% Clairette Blanche, and 6% Picpoul Blanc. This wine reflects its southern Rhone heritage: sunny, bright, floral, friuty and complex. Inteded for early consumption, the wine's, peach, lemon creme, and vanilla aromas and flavors will prove a refreshing pairing with summertime, Mediterranean fare.
Our estate vineyards bridge the historic Santa Clara Valley and the cooler climate Mt. Madonna district of the southern Santa Cruz Mountains. The fog and winds from nearby Monterey Bay dramatically cool down the estate, extending the growing season and providing unique conditions for complex Rhone red varietals. Our Madonne Rouge is the red wine counterpart to our Madonne Blanc a fun yet serious blend resembling the wonderful wines of the Southern Rhone. The final blend consists of 70% Grenache, 12% Syrah, 8% Mourvedre, 6% Carignane, and 4% Counoise. This blend boasts ripe cherry, currant, and raspberry fruit elements with a spice box nose and accenting flavors of white pepper, cloves, tobacco, and brown sugar.