Glistening blonde and steely lemon hues greet the eye while juicy stone fruit, white flowers, and clementine jump from the glass. Primarily pineapple cake and grapefruit on the palate, these juxtapose with an expressive nose of beeswax, apricot, and melon. Its rich and oily mineral mouthfeel is followed by tangy acidity with flinty, lightly crushed gravel elements. The finish is crisp, slightly tart with a medium+ length. A perfect summer wine you can enjoy now through 2021. Whole cluster pressed and allowed to settle for 4 hours, then racked into a combination of 16% Stainless Steel barrels and 84% French oak barrels – 16% of which were new. Inoculated with Perlage yeast and fermented dry, malolactic fermentation blocked with sulfer additions. Process & Barrel Aging: Whole cluster pressed and allowed to settle for 4 hours then racked into a combination of 16% Stainless Steel barrels and 84% French oak barrels of which 16% were new. Inoculated with Perlage yeast and fermented dry, malolactic fermentation blocked with sulfer additions. 175 cases produced.
Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah Family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery pre- viously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in 2015 in honor of their flagship wine, Scarlett, which is named after the founder’s daughter. Winemaker Mike Smith is an award winning winemaker who started his career under the direction of Thomas Brown at Schrader Cellars in 2001. Traveling from Portland, Mike working each crush “free of charge” to learn his craft. Following his third harvest, Mike accepted a full-time assistant position from Thomas and moved his family to St. Helena. During this tenure, Mike worked with a vast array of wine labels including Schrader, Maybach Family, Tamber Bay and Rivers Marie. The McGah family takes great pride in the fact that wines produced from their ultra premium Rutherford fruit have garnered multiple 100 point scores.