2021 J. Lohr Gesture RVG Rhone Blend
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JamesSuckling.com, October 2022
Displays a delicate nose of honeysuckle, Meyer lemon, ripe apple, and melon. These characters expand on the palate, adding flavors of white peach and tangerine, with a touch of minerality on the balanced, long finish.
— Kristen Barnhisel, winemaker, white wine
Adelaida District, Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, CA
This wine is enjoyable now and, with proper cellaring, should age gracefully through 2027.6 Year
Pairs beautifully with arugula salad with fennel and citrus vinaigrette, roasted halibut with lemon-tarragon butter sauce, toro sushi, or flavorful soft cheeses such as herbed Boursin.
Vineyard & Vintage
The grapes for the Gesture RVG are grown on our Gean Vineyard in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles. Planted in 2010, it is the westernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles AVA. With a climate nearly identical to that of the northern Rhône, this vineyard’s terroir is a perfect match for growing Roussanne, Viognier, and Grenache Blanc. The warm days with southern and western exposures on this hillside property help to naturally develop ripe, lush flavors, while the cool nights allow for long hangtime, giving the wines power and depth.
The 2021 growing season in western Paso Robles was moderate compared with recent vintages, with low yields of delicious fruit. Only minimal irrigation was applied until the heat of early September. Harvest began on September 8th with the Viognier, continuing for another 42 days until the last of the Roussanne was picked. The resulting wine is a blend of 5 different components chosen from several subtle picks.