Tasting Notes: Pear, Pineapple, Citrus, Mineral
After several years of making small batches of wine, mostly for himself and friends, owner, winemaker William Allen decided to take the leap into the commercial world, starting Two Shepherds in 2010. It was a one man show until 2015, the year he was joined by partner Karen Daenen. Together they have focused on Rhone varieties and lesser-known grapes that they find are best suited to the California climate. Their grapes are organic and there is mimimal intervention in the cellar. The name of the winery started as a reference to William's two Australian Shepherd dogs but has become a refernce to sheparding the wine from vine to the glass.
This richly textured Picpoul is balanced by "lip stinging" acidity. It is complex with a light plus body and has a slightly funky aroma. On the palate there are flavors of pear, green apple, grapefruit, stone, and honeysuckle with subtle pineapple nuances. It has a medium and slightly briney finish. Think spicy cuisine a salad with a creamy dressing.
Organic Unfiltered Unfined