WSI93+ Unctuous, ripe and balanced. Full Malo, rich mouthfeel and delicate notes of pear and golden delicious apple, fresh acidity and honeyed accents – this is a beautiful Chardonnay that will pair with a variety of foods, especially Crab Soufflé!
WE92 Apple blossom and Fuji apple aromas combine with honeysuckle, toast and green-pear flesh on the nose of this bottling. It’s zesty and bright on the palate, combining Key lime pie, tart apple and slight Marcona almond toward the finish, where the citrus flavors linger long.
Estate Notes: At over 1,000 feet above sea level, this vineyard is one of the highest in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA and offers old world minerality found in elevated vineyards with a ripe, rich finish. Aromatics of crisp green apple and ripe pear, accompanied by Meyer lemon zest, hints of Madagascar vanilla and nutmeg flavors result in an elegantly structured yet decadent wine.
Former Giants players Rich Aurilia and Dave Roberts (currently the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers) teamed up with friend John Micek and winemaker Rolando Herrera for their winemaking project. The Red Stitch lineup bears the signatures of Herrera’s polished winemaking style.
Winemaker Rolando Herrera is an American Dream success story. Moving from Mexico as a child, he was still a teenager when mentored in fine-winemaking by Warren Winiarski of Stags Leap Wine Cellars where he became Cellar Master. After years as Director of Winemaking with Paul Hobbs, he started his own famed winery, Mi Sueño (my dream). His wines have been served for Presidents of the USA and of Mexico and on professional baseball team charter flights. Rolando works closely with the Aurilias, Miceks and Roberts in many aspects of the winemaking, consulting with them for all crucial decisions, including adjusting oak profiles. The owner families work together to create all blends, both during the winemaking and to finalize each release.