An annual question here at the winery is which varietal will Founder Rosa Lee decide upon for her namesake wine? In 2012 she chose Semillon, a varietal that is praised for its structure and aging potential. The growing season provided ideal conditions for this varietal, producing a wine with intense flavors and aromas. Harvested on October 21st at 21.7 brix, the juice was immediately transferred into stainless steel barrels in ZD’s cool wine cellar for an extended five week fermentation process. The wine did not undergo malo-lactic fermentation, and spent an additional six months of aging in stainless steel allowing the fruit to be the star. Exhibiting distinct stone fruit and citrus characters with subtle mineral notes, this Rosa Lee’s Whim offering is bright, clean and lush. Only 300 cases produced.
- Brandon deLeuze, Assistant Winemaker