Serenity White Wine on a Quiet Sunday

I had no idea replacing our kitchen floor would be so … LOUD!
Jackhammers!  Air compressors!

Add to that, dust flying everywhere, and my aged cat feeling badly. 

It was a week of disruption and worry.  I was happy to finally have a Sunday of peace and quiet.  It is no wonder that I reached for a wine named SERENITY.

The bottle styling is simple, dressed in calming color and design, allowing the clarity of the wine to shine.

Serenity is created by Brassfield Estate from grapes grown in Lake County in the High Valley Appellation.  In 1973, Jerry Brassfield purchased 1600 acres as a cattle ranch on the western side of the High Valley, in an area long-known as High Serenity Ranch.  The family realized the land was suitable for grapes and in 1998 created the Brassfield Estate Winery & Vineyard.

This blend of 46% Pinot Grigio, 33% Sauvignon Blanc, and 21% Gewurztraminer is made with great care.  Grapes are harvested at night when temperatures are cool to preserve the freshness of the fruit.  The grapes are fermented separately to preserve the identity of each varietal, then aged on lees in neutral oak for body, and stainless steel barrels for crispness.

The result is a fresh fruit-forward wine.  Aromas reveal grapefruit with orange zest and mineral.  The palate is filled with bright fruits–peach and apricot, ripe pineapple, a touch of honey and zesty lime near the finish.  The finish is clean and dry, full of pleasant minerality.

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, I did find calm and serenity on my quiet porch, with a glass of this fresh and focused wine.

About the author: Sue Navratil

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