2016 RICKSHAW SAUVIGNON BLANC
We source our Sauvignon Blanc throughout Northern California, looking for parcels that deliver both great freshness and a sense of depth. The combination of these elements is a crucial factor for producing the exceptional Sauvignon Blanc for which we strive.
TASTING NOTES | The 2016 growing season was the last of the drought years in California which definitely ended with the deluge of the winter between 2016 and 2017. Harvests were the earliest in memory with many of our Sauvignon Blanc parcels being picked in early August. These conditions produced wines that are full of depth and intensity.
The 2016 Rickshaw Sauvignon Blanc is a nice blend tropical fruit notes framed by a slight savory touch. It opens up with beautiful aromatics of jasmine, white peach, passion fruit, and a slight hint of fresh meadow. Flavors of candied lemon, orchard fruits, mint, sage and the slightest tropical hint of guava on the zippy frame. With great acidity and minerality, this wine begs for repeated gulps.
2015 RICKSHAW CHARDONNAY
While the 2015 vintage produced a painfully small quantity of grapes, the quality was simply exceptional. The low yields helped to produce wines of impressive depth and concentration. As with years past, we sourced Chardonnay from coastal areas up and down the California coastline where the cool influence of the Pacific Ocean moderates temperatures.
TASTING NOTES | The 2015 Chardonnay was made in a combination of French oak and stainless steel ferments and aging vessels. We chose to have a later release date this year to allow the wine in barrel more time to develop. This has paid off in an additional layer of depth and nuance in the wine.
The wine leads off with aromas of white peach and vanilla spice. In the mouth is bursts with notes of lemon, guava, honeysuckle and cream. The flavors are melded together in fine balance and underpinned with a vivacious finish and lingering sense of brightness.