2017 Rockin' One Blanc

93 points - 2019 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition

Tasting Notes

The nose is abundant, expressing opulent aromas reminiscent of ripe golden apple, baked brioche, meyer lemon blossom, and marzipan. A blend of 39% Viognier, 38% Roussanne, and 23% Marsanne seamlessly marry to create delicate, full layers of toasted hazelnuts, yellow melon, honeyed chamomille, and hints of vanilla buttercream.  A soft acidity glides under subtleties of white pear, peach pith, honeycomb, and whispers of freshly grated ginger.

Winemaking
Looking to bring an added dimension to the ripe fruit of Roussanne and the texture of Marsanne, the 2017 Rockin’ One was fermented and aged for 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 2017 Rockin’ One underwent a 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

Vintage:
Vintage
2017
Varietal:
Varietal
White Rhône Blend
Appellation:
Appellation
Paso Robles
Alcohol %:
Alcohol %
14.2


Accolades

Awards
93 points - 2019 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition

Production

Production
300 cases produced

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