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Mending Wall

We continue to be amazed by the quality of fruit produced from this vineyard site. A quarter of a century on, the Brown Ranch delivers balanced, beautifully formed clusters that have been sculpted by the gently rolling Carneros landscape aided by its close proximity to the cooling influences of San Pablo Bay.

Fragrant aromas of a farmer’s market fruit basket with highlights of peeled sweet peach and ripe pear give way to a roundness on the palate with creamy tropical fruit and a subtle hint of richness from aging on the lees in French oak barrels. An exceptionally balanced wine.

$60.00/bottle – 750ml

130 cases produced

To retain acidity and preserve the mouthwatering nature of the wine, malolactic fermentation is blocked. We favor a more grassy, steely profile in the style of white Bordeaux, and are excited to present the first vintage of this wine aged 100% in stainless steel. The Semillon brings an appealing fleshiness to the blend, lending the palate a sleek viscosity that the Sauvignon Blanc frames with nicely integrated acid and minerality.

Because we take a hands-off approach to winemaking, you may notice natural tartrate crystals forming at low temperatures in this unmanipulated wine. We recommend storing it at cellar temperature, and suggest refrigeration two hours before serving.

$35.00/bottle – 750ml

384 cases produced

This offering delivers a gleaming example of bright acidity from the Sauvignon that is softened ever so slightly by the roundness of Semillon. Glistening straw yellow in color and lifted notes of ripe peach leaves you with a beautiful mid-palate and a strong desire for another sip.

$35.00/bottle – 750ml

474 cases produced