Winemakers

John Wilson

Technical Data

Acidity
6.8 g/L - pH: 3.92

Alcohol
13.5%

Suggested Retail Price

$15.99

Noble Tree

Noble Tree

Noble Blanc 2015

Chalk Hill Ranch

Background

Noble Tree Wines was founded in 2010 to meet the demand for high quality, varietally correct wines at value pricing. The grapes for these wines have been sourced from premium growers in California but increasing demand for Noble Tree Wines resulted in a purchase of two Estate Vineyards, Wickersham Ranch and Chalk Hill Ranch– Russian River Valley from which Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Zinfandel are now produced commencing with the 2013 Vintage. The Vineyard is located in the Chalk Hill – Russian River Valley AVA, in the town of Windsor. Planted in the mid-1970s, the Vineyard is sited in a North-South orientation and is home to 17 acres of old vine Noble Tree Chardonnay and five acres of old-vine Noble Tree Zinfandel. The vineyard is a classic valley floor site with alluvial soils exhibiting the dry, silty, loamy sand and gravel characteristics of an ancient riverbed and provides a perfect site to produce grapes for high-quality wines with varietal distinction. Produced from grapes grown on vines planted in the mid 1970s on our Estate Chalk Hill Ranch - Russian River Vineyard.

Appellation

Russian River Valley, California

Varietal Composition

75% Grenache Blanc & 25% Viognier

Winemaking

This wine was produced from grapes grown on vines planted on our Estate Chalk Hill- Russian River Vineyard. The terroir provides for a compelling expression of Chalk Hill – Russian River Valley fruit at its finest. This wine saw zero malolactic fermentation. Harvested at 22.5 brix in early September and fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes

On the nose, notes of subtle stone fruit and ripe citrus. The crisp mouth feel shows great potential for developing classic Rhone varietal viscosity. White peach intertwined with a wet stone minerality make this a great food pairing wine or great on its own as an aperitif.