2017 Duppy Conqueror White

  • Tasting Notes

    This wine is ethereal yellow starlight in the glass with sweetness on the nose belying surprising dryness on the palate. Nose of white florals is dominated by jasmine and citrus bloom. Palate leads with white peach, tangerine, kumquat, mango, and lemon verbena followed by an earthy note of citrus rind and faint traces of candied lemon peel and yellow Starburst. Mouthfeel is creamy and full-bodied with a minerally finish. Drink now through 2021.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      70% Muscat Blanc
      30% Viognier
    • Appellation
      California
    • Fermentation
      Stainless steel low-temp, hot & cold stabilized, sterile filtered
    • Alcohol by vol.
      13.2% by vol.
    • Production
      225 cases in 12 x 750ml format
  • Background

    In Afro-Carribbean cultures a duppy is a menacing ghost or spirit. Popularized by the Bob Marley song a duppy conqueror essentially is a ghostbuster. In Jamaican folklore it connotes—and conjures—superhero powers. Our Uncle Buntin {a.k.a. Dad's brother Ansel} drew this wine’s “cover art” circa 1975. We were too small then to grasp its meanings. It is a rendering of his haunted dreams, a summoning, a call to action: Let us find our inner superheroes that we may face down our demons, and in so doing vanquish them.

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