2016 Vin de Paille
This dessert wine is extremely rare because we can only make it in years when conditions are PERFECT. The grapes need hot and dry conditions in order to desiccate and 2016 provided these unique conditions. We attempted to make this wine in 2017 and in 2018 without success.
Domaine Artefact, San Diego County (California) Estate Vin de Paille 2016 ($38): Winemaker Mark Robinson names this wine for the process, where select fruit clusters are dried on a bed of straw to concentrate sugars without sacrificing acidity. A blend of Grenache Blanc and Viognier from his Highland Valley estate, it features dried apricot, peach, orange blossom, marzipan and spice on a viscous palate tempered with bright acid. The finish is clean and invites you back for more. A fine solo dessert glass.
Reviewed by: Rich Cook, Dec 26, 2017
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