2016 Eos Reserve White Wine, Santa Ynez Valley
Our 2016 Reserve White Wine delivers the perfect amount of acidity to balance out the lush round stonefruit components. This golden hued wine abounds with aromas of Blenheim apricot and juicy white nectarine. The rich full mouth feel finishes with a touch of honey and a hint of lemon zest.
Santa Ynez Valley
August 23rd - October 8th 2016
9 months in one and two year old French oak
2016 produced average yields and high quality fruit. Few frost spells in winter and little to no rain led to an early bud break at the end of February. A very good fruit set in spring was followed by a warm summer that kept the vines roaring through veraison and maturation. Harvest occurred from August 23rd- October 8th 2016.
Over the past two decades the Santa Ynez Valley has emerged as one of the most celebrated winegrowing regions in California. Formed by the Purisima Hills and San Rafael Mountains to the north and the Santa Ynez Mountains to the south, it is the largest AVA in Santa Barbara County. The cool, western portion is well suited to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The warmer eastern section is home to aromatic whites such as Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne, and Sauvignon Blanc and bold reds including Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.