It has aromas of lemongrass, white flowers, minerals, honeydew melon, and barrel spice.
Natural acidity and minerality balances the fruit flavors. The taste is crisp, seamless and fresh with melons, acidity, a hint of cream, and a lingering finish.
2015 was the warmest Washington State grape harvest ever. It started hot in June and did not cool o until November. The harvest dates was consistently 21 days ahead of the median harvest day. The Dutchman Vineyard Marsanne is planted in the Yakima Valley North of Grandview, Washington.
The Marsanne grapes were hand harvested on September 26, 2015. All the grapes were gently pressed whole cluster. The juice was racked to two used French Oak barrels and two stainless steel barrels for fermentation and aging.
The Marsanne rested sur lie in the barrels for 4 months prior to bottling.
The Golden Paintbrush is limpid, with a light yellow/green hue.