2020 - Borreo Ranch Kerner

Kerner, a Riesling-like varietal, is planted on the flattest part of our Borreo Ranch vineyard along Soda Creek. Colder temperatures, due to the altitude and the canyon shading, make for longer growing seasons to produce a Kerner that is fresh and fruity, with milder acidity and an aroma of white stone fruits, red apple and orange blossom.

About Borreo Ranch
In 1888, Italian immigrant and Napa grocer Felix Borreo built a stone and redwood winery on his vineyard property near Napa Soda Springs. Borreo planted new vines in addition to fruit and olive orchards. In 1992, the Miller family purchased the site, and the winery remained one of Napa’s last ‘ghost’ wineries – until it was destroyed in the 2017 wildfires. These bottlings are the Miller family tribute to Felix Borreo and this fruitful property.

Behind the Label
The illustrations of these botanicals on the bottle were designed by artist and Walt Disney’s great-granddaughter, Annabelle Rey Miller – a fourth-generation winery owner.

Borreo Ranch Kerner
Tasting Notes Intriguing aromas of ripe honeydew, orange blossom, and white peach are joined by apricot, red apple, lemon zest, and a hint of white pepper and honeysuckle on the palate. Medium-bodied, with a spritzy, mineral essence and balanced mouthfeel. Reviews 92 points, The SOMM Journal, Meridith May, June-July 2021 issue Vintage Notes The 2020 season was an unusual one, much like the year itself. The winter was warm and dry with rain and cold weather appearing at the end of March. The mild spring season provided an early start challenged by COVID protocols but progressed successfully. Summer brought very cool mornings and warm days. This build-up to harvest was interrupted by wildfires in late August and late September. The white and rosé wine harvest started in mid to late August avoiding the full impact of the fires, resulting in excellent quality wines.
  • Varietal 100% Kerner
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • Vineyard 100% Borreo Ranch
  • Harvest Info August 22, 2020
    Average 20.2° Brix
  • Fermentation 100% Stainless-steel barrel fermented
    No malolactic fermentation
  • Analysis 12.9% Alcohol
    6.48 g/L TA
    3.08 pH
    0.055% Rs
  • Limited Production 133 cases
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