Tessier Winery - Electric Ladyland - Sonoma County
Overview: Kristie Tacey, winemaker and founder of Tessier Winery, is a scientist turned winemaker. A former published research scientist who studied protein pathways, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from her native Michigan to pursue a career in biotechnology, which included working on the Human Genome Project. Kristie eventually came to realize that winemaking was her true calling and after working as operations manager and assistant winemaker at an award-winning East Bay winery, she started Tessier in 2009.
Tessier is the result of Kristie’s passion for the art and science of winemaking. She began handcrafting small lots of Pinot Noir and has added Grenache, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc, Gamay Noir, Riesling, Syrah and Mourvedre. Kristie’s appreciation of French wines — especially those from Burgundy and the Loire and Rhone valleys — has shaped her winemaking choices.
Orange blend, California, sustainably farmed, a blend of six grapes, all ranging in skin-contact, and a tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Includes Albarino, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling and a touch of Rose’ of Grenache Noir and Pinot Noir.
Tasting Notes: Golden yellow with orange hues. Aromas of pineapple, pear, cantaloupe along with bran cereal and clementine pith. Fleshy on the palate but with nice acidity.
Pairing: Root vegetables and squash
Format/ABV: 750 ml/12.9%
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