Heliotrope ®

Follow the Sun

The Heliotrope flower follows the passage of the sun, collecting warmth and energy each day, then turns back again, ready for the next sunrise. Our grapes also embrace the frilliance of the California sun; developing crips, ripe fruit characteristics.

Chardonnay

Tasting Notes

Tropical overtones of pineapple and citrus are underscored with subtle nuances of apple and apricot. The crisp finish is due to refreshing acidity and lack of malo-lactic fermentation. Fresh scents and flavors of ripe apples and honeydew melon lead to a pleasing, herbal finish.

Suggested Food Pairings

Lightly cooked shellfish, fried chicken, fettuccine Alfredo, corn chowder, baguette spread with soft cheese.

Chardonnay Bottle

Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes

Elegant and refined with black cherry and strawberry nuances. The finish is soft, with a hint of vanilla rounding out the profile.

Accolades

  • 90 Points - Wilfred Wong - 2010 Vintage
    • A tasty treat, the active and elegant '10 Heliotrope Pinot Noir shows ripe flavors that range between red and black; persistent in the finish; pretty fine.
Pinot Noir Bottle

Red Moscato

Tasting Notes

An out-and-out party on the palate, this wine is lively, with plenty of tropical fragrances and ripe fruit. Fresh and crisp, the finish is sublime with a hint of sweetness. Its casual nature suggests that the wine be paired with lighter fare.

Suggested Food Pairings

Certainly lovely to sip by itself, this Red Moscato goes well with fried chicken, sandwiches, and creamy bisques.

Chardonnay Bottle

Pinot Grigio

Tasting Notes

Fresh scents and flavors of ripe apples and honeydew melon. Balanced dry and crisp with a pleasing, herbal finish. You will find apple, kiwi, and peach nuances mingling with mint, anise, and a touch of clove. The crisp acidity delivers a long, refreshing finish.

Accolades

  • Silver Medal and Best Buy - 88 Points - Tastings.com - 2014 Vintage.
    • Straw green color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of peach cobbler and apple sauce with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, relaxed strawberry, melon, and kiwi finish with silky, fruit tannins and no oak. A rock solid pinot grigio for all occasions.
  • Silver Medal, Best Buy and Highly Recommended - 87 Points - Tastings.com - 2012 Vintage
  • 91 Points - Wilfred Wong - 2011 Vintage.
    • Amazingly fresh and brisk, the lightly-scented, ripe appley '11 Heliotrope Pinot Grigio is one of finest of its type in the marketplace; watch out Italy!
Pinot Grigio Bottle

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