2014 Rockin' One Blanc

Tasting Notes 
40% Roussanne, 33% Viognier, 27% Marsanne.  Mirrors of gold reflect hints of Asian pear preserves, melon meringue, candied quince and hawthorn blossom.  Essence of freshly whipped butter cream, Meyer lemon custard and white peach balance upon a full yet delicate palate.  Soft acidity and stony minerality weave flavors of crushed chamomile, baking spice and toasted cashews that herald a lingering, layered finish kissed by honey tea.

Looking to bring an added dimension to the ripe fruit of Roussanne and the texture of Marsanne, the 2014 Rockin’ One was fermented and aged 10 months in seasoned French oak barrels. Hand picked in the early morning, the cold grapes were pressed within moments after coming off the vine. The long, slow fermentation helped maintain crucial aromatics, while occasional lees stirring helped lend texture and structure to the wine. Unlike Cass’s other white wines, the 2014 Rockin’ One underwent partial malolactic fermentation.

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Vineyard Notes

Vineyard Notes
The Cass Estate Vineyard, located southeast of the town of Paso Robles, exemplifies the quality of the Paso Robles region with its warm days, cool coastal breezes, and exceptional soils. Resting at 900 feet of elevation, the 160-acre vineyard is planted to 11 varieties on a large terrace above the Huer Huero River. Deposited over centuries, the diverse alluvial soils make for an expressive site that produces fruit of incredible quality.

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Wine Specs

White Rhone Blend
Paso Robles
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90 points - Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine - March 2016


725 cases produced