91 Points Vinous
Bright yellow. Melon, lemon curd, ginger and a touch of honey on the subtly smoky nose. Bright and incisive on the palate, offering juicy citrus and orchard fruit and chamomile flavors that turn spicier through the midpalate. Finishes on a repeating ginger note, with strong tenacity and a lingering mineral nuance.
This wine will become the perfect accompaniment to cheese & fruit plates. It effortlessly balances fresh fruitlike orange blossom & crisp pear with savory components of clove studded marmalade and toasty brioche. The barrel-fermentation this wine underwent created a creamy palate that is bone dry but makes you think of decadent desserts like lemon- meringue pie and warm caramel apple tart.
Niner Wine Estates is a family company dedicated to the concept that truly great wine results from talented people controlling the entire winemaking process from the vineyard to the glass. Founder Richard Niner's attachment to farming started early as he grew up farming a small plot of land with his father in rural West Virginia. Niner then followed a somewhat unusual path from farm to vineyard: after putting himself through college and graduate school, he spent over 30 years investing in small businesses. In 1996, one of these business deals brought him to San Luis Obispo County, where he found a renewed passion for farming and saw a bright future in the local wine industry.
At Niner Wine Estates they only make wine from grapes we grow ourselves. From vineyard to glass our entire team is working together with a singular goal in mind: to provide you with wines that combine within them a true expression of our vineyards and the creativity of our people. They farm three separate estate vineyards: Bootjack Ranch resting on the Eastern side of the Paso AVA, Heart Hill Vineyard settled on the Western side, and Jespersen Vineyard nestled in the Edna Valley AVA to the south. Each vineyard has very different soil profiles and climates resulting in three very unique representations of terroir.