The wine presents vibrant notes of citrus, pear, green apple and nectarine fruit, with hints of toasty vanilla. Notes of creamy oak and butter from the lees stirring are nicely featured on the balanced finish.
Waterstone Winery was formed in 2000 by winemaker Philip Zorn and Brent Shortridge. Raised in Germany, Philip attended one of the top enology schools and worked with the noted producer Weingut Pieroth. Brent Shortridge found his calling after working for a summer at Sonoma’s Buena Vista Winery and parlayed that into a full-time job, first as a chemist, then in exports and finance, eventually becoming the winery’s Vice President of Marketing. Using high-quality sourced fruit, Waterstone produces approachable wines meant for everyday enjoyment.
|After whole-cluster pressing, the must was barrel fermented and aged sur lie with battonage for six months with partial malolactic (30%). The wine was aged for six months in French oak (50% new). The wine received minimal filtration and fining before bottling.