2021 - Borreo Ranch Kerner


New Release.

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.

$38
Borreo Ranch Kerner
Tasting Notes Alluring aromas of orange blossom, lemongrass, and lychee which carry over to the palate. Medium-bodied, with a crisp, yet generous texture, vibrant fruit suggesting white peach and apricot, and a spritzy minerality on the finish. Vintage Notes The 2021 vintage will be remembered for its high quality, with intensely flavored, small-sized berries and a smooth harvest season. The season started off with very little rain, leading to the second year of dry conditions in Napa Valley, creating a more natural load on the vines, requiring less pruning and dropping of fruit. The resulting grapes produced an amazing vintage.
  • Varietal 100% Kerner
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • Vineyard 100% Borreo Ranch
  • Harvest Info August 28, 2021
    Average 22.6° Brix
  • Fermentation 100% Stainless-steel barrel fermented
    No malolactic fermentation
  • Analysis 14.2% Alcohol
    7.00 g/L TA
    3.06 pH
    0.04% Rs
  • Limited Production 135 cases
  • Aging Suggestions Drink now!
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