2020 Jolie-Laide "Rodick Vineyard" Melon de Bourgogne, Chalone
"Formerly known as Antle Vineyard, this is a dramatic high desert site in the Gabilan Mountains neighboring Pinnacles National Park. South-facing slope, 1800 ft elevation overlooking Monterey with moderating coastal influence. Situated just beneath an extinct volcano with decomposed granite and limestone soils. Picked early to preserve natural acidity, whole-cluster pressed to concrete eggs where it underwent spontaneous fermentation and subsequent 6-month sur lie elevage.
Chalky oyster shell, lemon verbena and citrus blossom with mouthwatering acidity." -- Winery