The nose shows succulent aromas of citrus blossom, honeydew melon, and key lime pie over layers of pear and crème brûlée, and hints of ginger. The palate is fresh and bright - perfect for summer nights on the porch.
Pair this light-bodied wine with lighter-bodied dishes, highlight the citrus flavors with fresh fruit or citrus forward dressings, or enjoy with finger foods like mild cheese or fresh bruschetta.
Josh Cellars is a negociant brand, so we don’t own a winery or any vineyards, much like some of the world’s greatest chateaux in Bordeaux & Burgundy. We do, however, work with California’s best growers to build a superior wine blend. Our winemaker spent over a decade making sparkling wine at one of the world’s largest and most prestigious champagne houses, where blending distinct lots is essential to making great wine. Those experiences make him uniquely qualified to source and assemble wine blends of great character and complexity, in the signature Josh Cellars style: fruit-forward and rich, with approachable tannins and a long finish.
California offers a wide range of prized growing conditions within its boundaries and ascending slopes of the Sierra Nevada. There are also many soil types comprised of sand, clay, loam, granite, volcanic ash, seabed soil and river-run gravel.
Once the grapes have developed the perfect tension between ripe fruit and bright acidity, they are picked in the early morning and arrive to the winery still cold, where they are pressed under anerobic conditions. The juice is then sent to chilled stainless steel tanks for 3 to 4 weeks, which allows us to maximize the varietal expression and preserve aroma.