Born from a Friulan clone famous for its aromatics, this wine explodes out of the glass with a nose of stunningly defined lemon jolly-rancher, laced with sun-warmed boxwood, and underpinned by a tense minerality.
Once in the mouth, a spectrum of tropical fruits saturate the palate. Pineapple, passionfruit and guava crescendo atop a base of mouthwatering exotic melon fruits, while accents of carmelized orange rinds and the slightest hint of butterscotch echo around the edges, providing a touch of balancing richness.
Standard Deviation is a small-scale production focused on the purist expression of tiny blocks of Sonoma County’s and Napa Valley’s premier vineyards. This collaboration between Napa Valley’s Josh Peeples and Winemaker Justin Harmon is their opportunity to creatively expand beyond the confines of their other established brands without compromise.