Back in 2020, we released Going Home, our first carbonic macerated white wine from El Dorado County. Need a refresh on carbonic maceration? It is a winemaking technique typically used in red wines where whole clusters of grapes are sealed in a tank with carbon dioxide, forcing the berries to ferment from the inside out. Carbonic maceration is not often the method chosen for white wines because of the resulting funkiness. Due to a risk of adverse funkiness, unseasoned winemakers may shy away from using carbonic maceration with white grapes, but we’re not afraid of anything. And holy shit were we happy with the outcome. So... we did it again.
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This wine smells like dismantling hegemonic masculinity. Just kidding. Boys Cry sweeps your nose with apricot, peach cobbler, lemon curd, orange blossom, and lime zest with a whiff of beeswax. When you take that first refreshing sip, you’ll notice that the citrus is amped up. Think crisp golden apples sprinkled with cinnamon in the heat of the summer. There is a persistent minerality that complements the bright and vivacious acidity and a finish that’s jivin’ for days.
We were psyched when we pressed this experiment and realized the incredible tropical fruit purity that the wine had. After spending 5 months in neutral French Oak barrels sur lees, we bottled this masterpiece unfined and unfiltered, preserving every last drop of beauty in the barrel. It smells like a tropical paradise with notes of pineapple, blood orange rind, and toasted nuts. The palate is ripe and juicy with a broad mouthfeel that carries the fruit flavors of guava, lychee, and honeydew over to the crisp yet textured finish.