The 2017 White Light is 30% Tocai Friulano from Mendocino, 40% Riesling from Arroyo Seco, and 11% Verdelho from Suisun Valley, 11% Sauvignon Blanc from Potter Valley, and 8% Muscat from Suisun Valley. Everything was picked at the beginning of the season with brix numbers ranging from 19˚ to 21˚. The final wine is 12.0% alcohol. Each variety was fermented individually in stainless steel tanks without commercial yeast and kept at a cool fermentation temperature. When the fermentation was complete, we filtered the wine and left it in stainless steel until it was bottled in January of 2018.
White Light was inspired by a trip to the vortexes of Sedona, Arizona, but maybe a little Velvet Underground or Wilco too. I’m not that much into New Age thinking, but tell me something will feel good and I’m a believer.
Certainly ready and fun to drink now, but may gain some complexity with time. KL