Russian River Valley Fiano, 2018

Produced by Cruess

Although not really an "orange wine", skin contact gives this wine depth and uniqueness. Aromatics of florals, stone fruit, melon and salt provide great freshness alongside a lush mouthfeel. Although great to drink now, this wine also has aging potential.

Icons/location pin Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California
Icons/wine/white Uncommon White
Icons/star Limited wine (218 cases produced)
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The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Funkiness
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Food Pairing

Chicken, Pork, Shellfish, Veal, Tomato Salad

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Tasting Notes

Stone Fruit, Melon, Minerality, Floral, Salt

What's cool?

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Rare Varietal

Only a small amount of Fiano is grown in California.

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Interesting Winemaking Technique

After harvest, the grapes were macerated for 9 days before pressing.

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Fiano (100%)
ABV: 13.2%
Acidity: ph of 3.0 acidity of 5.6 g/l
Harvest
Fiano from Bowland Farms, Russian River Valley (100%). Harvested at 20.4 brix .
Press: Maceration for 9 days before Press, Pressed in Neutral Oak Barrels
Winemaking
Fermentation: Barrell Fermented in Neutral Oak
Aging
Neutral Oak, 10 months

Recommendations

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Tristan | Que Sera, Syrah Tastemaker

"I was lucky to try a vertical of this wine (2014, 2015, 2017 & 2018) and tasted its evolution. Orange peel was the first thing that came to mind. Like all white wines the fruit withered away with time so drink within 4 years unless you are looking for some bottled aged complexity. A perfect substitute for a hot day when you aren't feeling rosé!"

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