Idlewild 2018 Arneis Wild Ruth Ranch, Geyserville, California
Idlewild 2018 Arneis Wild Ruth Ranch, Geyserville, California

Idlewild 2018 Arneis Wild Ruth Ranch, Geyserville, California

$26.99

Wild Ruth is a relatively cool site at just 20 miles from the Pacific. As such, ripening is slow and acid retention is high; both are ideal qualities. Jasmine tea, white peach, fennel, and lemon balm are all aromatic highlights. The palate is bright with

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Arneis ripens quickly. Its acidity can fall away overnight on the vine, but one of the pleasures of Arneis is the floral notes that can be lost if picked too early. So, harvesting at just the right moment is harder and more crucial with Arneis than with other varieties as that perfect window is small and fleeting. With that in mind, I always agonize over the timing of Arneis and then feel rewarded by good choices. Once in the cellar, there is little to do. The wine is fermented via native yeast in stainless steel after a whole cluster pressing. Secondary fermentation and aging for four months in neutral oak on lees adds texture and complexity that are counterbalanced by being sure to pick while the acidity is still racy and pure

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