Winemaker’s notes Clean and stoney, our Fiano, from a newer vineyard source for us, lended itself to a simple stainless-steel fermentation and maturation in the cellar. Destemmed and crushed in chilled morning air, it’s left to soak on its skins for a bit before a delicate basket pressing. It proceeds untouched through alcoholic and partial malolactic fermentation, then filtered and bottled in mid February.
Tasting notes The first wine to feature a tiny amount of fruit from our estate vineyard, the 2017 Fiano is a worthy successor to a string of very popular bottlings of this wine. Along with its red Campanian cousin Aglianico, Fiano is entirely suited to the southern Italian-like warm and dry climate of Paso Robles. Intense aromas of cantaloupe, baked apple and hazelnut are followed honey, persimmon and pear notes on the creamy/rich palate.