* ROSEHIP * RHUBARB * WILD MINT *
The history of this farm has always inspired us.
The Mission grape was the first European grapevine cultivated in California but has been rarely planted post-prohibition. We know that it thrived here on the Scribe Estate in the 1800s, and we recently found letters from that time detailing the quality of the Mission wines from this property. In the spirit of curiosity and exploration, we planted two acres of Mission in front of the Hacienda to explore its potential in our era.
This new release marks the first harvest of Mission vines on the Scribe Estate in more than 100 years. The first tastes indicate that these are wild and rustic wines with bright, spicy fruit and gravelly tannins. In this explanation, we were inspired to make two expressions of Mission: one still, one sparkling. We're excited to continue to uncover Mission's potential here, where it was realized so long ago.
We recommend serving this wine chilled.
2021 meteorological data: A dry winter with below-average rainfall and a cool start to spring kept the vines dormant late into March. The spring months stayed dry and cool, slowing shoot growth and contributing to low yields and small berries. Once under full canopy later in the season, the fruit developed evenly with concentrated flavor, color and texture. Harvest began on August 13th with favorable, temperate weather throughout the picking season.
soil type: Huichica loam
23.0 °Bx | pH 3.53 | TA 4.6 g/L | 0.0% RS | 12 % alc.
SCRIBE Estate Mission is one of our limited production wines released throughout the year to SVS members. To find out more information about joining the SVS to gain access to these specialty wines and other member benefits, click here or call us at 707.939.1858.