2004 Helix Aspersa

2004 Helix Aspersa
Columbia Valley

2004 Helix Aspersa Columbia Valley

Technical Information

Ciel du Cheval
75% Chardonnay
25% Viognier
33% barrel fermented (aged 6 months in French oak)
Bottled June 2005
pH 3.47
TA 0.63 g/100 mL
Cases Produced 484

Tasting Notes

Wonderful floral aromatics of orchard blossoms and honey suckle swirl among tropical fruit.  The mouth feel is as if wrapped in a single blanket atop satin sheets on a cool summer night, a perfect touch of glycerol viscosity with just enough acid to keep things lively.  Mango, pear, banana with a caress of spice are topped with a drizzle of butterscotch glaze.