Owners John and Lane Giguiere have been growing grapes and making wine for more than 25 years in Dunnigan Hills, California. After selling their family’s company, R.H. Philips, they started Crew Wines in 2005, naming the company in honor of the many staff members who left Phillips to join Crew. Mossback is an old fashioned term for farmer. The name was chosen because it alludes to the Giguiere’s long history in farming as well as the mossy rocks, tree trunks and end posts that dot the landscape of this cool climate growing area.
|Attractive aromas and flavors of apples, bananas, sweet Texas pink grapefruit, orange flowers and tropical fruits are nicely integrate with underlying notes of banana and butterscotch. The finish features slight hints of honey and minerality.
Mossback is an old fashioned term for farmer. The Giguiere family has a long history of farming, and for the Mossback brand we have sought fruit from some of the most renowned farmers in the Russian River Valley. The name also conjures up images of the mossy rocks, tree trunks and end posts that are so prevalent in the cool Russian River Valley.
About the Appellation
This brand consists of a Russian River Valley Chardonnay, a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Chalk Hill appellation.