2004 Moraga White
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes 

The Growing season of 2004 was normal for Moraga, which is to say that it was n example of the consistency and perfection of Bel Air’s weather patterns.  Budbreak occurred in late March, followed by flowering and fruit set in early June. The summer was temperate and lacked extreme temperature swings.  Moraga’s Sauvignon Blanc grapes began to exhibit their potential by the end of August and were picked on September 3rdand 7th, when peach and tropical fruit flavors emerged.

This very attractive wine is aromatic, floral, and perfumed with fresh ripe melon, nectarine, and pineapple.  An intricate mélange of white peach, grapefruit zests, and tangerine creates a harmonious flavor profile that reveals a core of sweet, ripe fruit.  The 2004 vintage is not dominated by any single note, but is composed of layer upon layer of flavor and aroma components.  Like all Moraga whites, this wine is full, viscous, and round with a luscious, persistent finish.

We hope that you enjoy this wine; it is truly the product of a unique locale.

Scott Rich, Winemaker
Carlos Contreras, Vineyard Manager