WINEMAKER: Brett Raven
A small family owned operation with its first vintage in 2002. Fruit is sourced primarily from the Raven family’s vineyard set on a rocky apron directly beneath Bennett Peak in Bennett Valley. Committed to making high quality, hand crafted wines, winemaker, Brett Raven blends the best of old world tradition with modern technology and technique. Frostwatch is producing powerful fruit driven wines that are stylish, balanced and food friendly. Taste these wines and share our excitement!
First vintage of 100% Semillon! This wine has the right amount of vivacity and overall brightness to balance the weight and viscosity that this unique varietal possesses. They attribute that complexity to the mystery Semillon clone as well as the unique climatology of the Frostwatch Vineyard. The long hang time (the Semillon is always the last grape picked each year) allows it to retain some real balance that could be lost in warmer climates.
This wine exhibits raspberry and spice notes on the nose, with dense cherries, plums and blackberry on the palate. Further, the wine has great texture, with a silky mouthfeel that exhibits nicely balanced fruit with just the right amount of acidity for pairing with a variety of foods.