Looking to the Grand Cru vineyards of Burgundy and Champagne for inspiration, Lichen Estate used the "high density' planting method when establishing their vineyards. This means that there are over 30,000 vines planted over just 7 acres, roughly 4 times more than most vineyards throughout Napa and Sonoma. This ensures that the vines are naturally low yielding, producing a measly 1.4 pounds of fruit per vine annually. The Moonglow opens with a light cherry flush, lingers on the mid-palate, delicate and poised, finishing with anise and spice, and everything nice. The texture is sleek and refined, with caramel and vanilla bean accents and a core of ripe tart cherry and plum flavors. Velvety tannins provide framework and structure, and dark chocolate notes add complexity to the finish.
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