Complex aromas of lemon grass, orange blossom and marzipan are concentrated with hints of honeysuckle, mint and a slight minerality. Layers of white peach, citrus and cream create a focused mouth feel. The wine is rich and lush with balanced acidity, great structure and a long finish.
The 2009 Damaris Reserve is 100% Rodgers Creek vineyard fruit. Rodgers Creek vineyard is located in the Petaluma Gap which sits atop the southern ridge of the Sonoma Mountain range on the west side of the Sonoma Valley. The Petaluma Gap is characterized by being a very cool, windy, fog influenced area. The vines are nine years old and produce very balanced wines, with yields just over two tons per acre. The blend is 64% Wente clone and 36% Robert Young clone.