FRENCH COLOMBARD - CALIFORNIA

WISH ON A DANDELION

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Like dandelion seeds blowing in the breeze, the Colombard variety has seen itself dispersed to every corner of the winegrowing world. Yet one can’t be blamed for an unfamiliarity with this prodigious variety, rarely does it find its name on the front of a wine label, let alone on the tongue of a sommelier. But, like the dandelion, Colombard is found everywhere, from Cognac to South Africa, Australia, and even the sun-kissed vineyards of California; where it has been cultivated since the dawn of the state’s viticulture industry. Your wish for a classic, fruit-forward, brisk and bright white wine has been answered – California Colombard.

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WINE PROFILE

Wish On A Dandelion is a hyper-pretty, elegant, light bodied white wine that has a delicate personality but no lack of charm. On the mid-palate this lovely Colombard shows tart green apple and peach flavors, a hint of spice, and a brisk, lively beam of acidity to lengthen the finish. Super food friendly and quite versatile, Wish On A Dandelion is our pick to show you the magic of Colombard, an understated, underrated grape variety.

 

FOOD COMBINATIONS

Goat cheese salad, creamy parsnip soup, sushi, classic lentil salad, sole meunière, asparagus.

 

COLOMBARD TIMES

Colombard by nature is a shy variety, but despite its relatively reticent personality, it is a critical component of one of the world’s greatest and most respected beverages – Cognac – where Colombard often is the major component of the base wine. As the Colombard diaspora has taken it to the four corners of the wine world, it has remained in the background, mostly used as a blending grape. Winemakers, however, have always known of its potential to produce breathtaking wines on its own, and in this sense Colombard has been patiently waiting in the wings for its turn to shine.

As the tide turns and the world’s wine consumers are turning their attention to new varieties, new expressions, new flavor profiles, Colombard is finally getting its due. As their customers are becoming increasingly open to previously-unheard of grapes, winemakers are finally getting their chance to show the world what they’ve known for so long – that Colombard is fully capable of magical things all by itself in a bottle. Wish On A Dandelion is proud to show you what Colombard can do, and now is it’s time to shine.

 

WINE SPECS

APPELLATION: California

VINTAGE: 2020

VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 100% French Colombard

WINEMAKING PROCESS: Wish On A Dandelion is night-harvested and whole-cluster pressed in an effort to preserve its unique varietal signature. Our Colombard is fermented in stainless steel, presenting nuances that are inspired by its vineyard source without being obfuscated by cellar production techniques. 

ALCOHOL: 11.5%

pH: 3.4

RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3.6g/L

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