This project was begun in 2009 by Lede Family Wines in the cool northern fringes of Anderson Valley, California and Sonoma Coast. Crafted by winemaker Ryan Hodgins, the fruit is sourced for the production of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. This wine is a tribute to owner Cliff Lede's mother, Florence Elsie Lede, (FEL).
An Alsatian Pinot Gris look-a-like with a delicate yellow hue opening with peach blossom and melon aromas. Within the core is an array of orchard pears mixed with bright star fruits. It is soave on the palate with a hint of minerality that offsets the delicate tropical fruit undertones. Producers from Alsace would admire this exemplary rendition.