Spann Vineyards

2017 'Yin-Yang' Cuvée White
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Viognier has voluptuous aromas and flavors of dried apricots and peaches plus a round, rich mouth-feel and Chardonnay adds crisp acidity to make this well balanced, food-friendly blend. Both varietals were barrel fermented and aged for five months in older French oak barrels to enhance the mouth feel.

–Tasting Notes by Winemaker Betsy Spann
Appearance bright gold
Aromas juicy apple, apricot, white peach, lemon peel, wet stone, see mist, honeysuckle
Palate opens with applesauce & allspice, lively citrus flavors on the finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
This white wine blend can handle foods that are often difficult to pair with wine, like spicy dishes, vegetables or ones that incorporate vegetables such as Asian stir-frys. It also works well with most seafood, shellfish, chicken or turkey dishes.
Composition

55% Chardonnay and 45% Viognier

Region

Redwood Valley, Mendocino County & Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA


Production
144 cases
Alcohol
14.2%
Aging Potential
Ready to enjoy now!
About The Vineyard

The chardonnay came from the cool-climate Redwood Valley of Mendocino County while the viognier was sourced from Dry Creek Valley in the northern part of Sonoma County.


Winemaker Notes

– This wine was whole cluster pressed, then fermented in three to six-year-old French oak barrels.

– Aged in three to six-year-old French oak barrels for five months, then in bottle for three months prior to release.


Winemaker:

Betsy Spann

About the Winemaker:

Betsy’s love of wine was fostered by a move to Bordeaux with her family in 1975 where she explored the wines and cheeses of southwestern France.  After returning to California to attend college she went to work in a small wine shop where her interest grew and she opened her own boutique wine store. She then sold the shop and moved to Dry Creek Valley where she helped with the startup of Lake Sonoma Winery, working both in the vineyards and in wine production.

Betsy’s continued interest in European wines led her to Dallas, Texas to join the fine wine team of a large importing company.  This is where she met Peter, who charmed her with a keen sense of wine and an amazing wine cellar.  They fell in love, and married on one condition: that they would ultimately move back to her beloved California.  When they moved they decided to buy a vineyard and sell the grapes but when it came time to do so they decided to take the plunge and make their own wines instead.

Their experience with the wines of great producers around the world over the past 40 years has been invaluable. Peter and Betsy take the best ideas and techniques they’ve learned from European and California winemakers and apply them to their own wines.

They strive to create food-friendly, unique wines that are memorable and blend seamlessly into the occasion. Memorable in their purity, authenticity, distinctiveness, and enjoyment, seamless in how they integrate into the setting, whether it be with friends on the patio or accompanying a formal dinner. Whatever the time or place, Spann Vineyards will linger pleasurably on your palate and in your memory.

About the Winery
Spann Vineyards
Nestled among the majestic coastal redwoods of the Mayacamas Mountains, the steeply terraced mountainside vineyard yields small amounts of richly flavored Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Sangiovese grapes. From this and select cool-climate vineyards throughout Sonoma County, Betsy and Peter Spann craft very limited quantities of European-style blended wines, strongly influenced by their admiration of Bordeaux, the Rhone Valley and Tuscany.
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