Kristie Tacey, winemaker and founder of Tessier Winery, is a scientist turned winemaker. A former published research scientist who studied protein pathways, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from her native Michigan to pursue a career in biotechnology, which included working on the Human Genome Project. Kristie eventually came to realize that winemaking was her true calling and after working as operations manager and assistant winemaker at an award-winning East Bay winery, she started Tessier in 2009.
Tasting notes: Honeysuckle, guava, and pineapple nectar harmonize with jasmine, rose petal, white-tea, subtle spices, and juicy white peach. The palate is weighty yet elegant with ripe apricot flesh, Meyer lemon, and tangerine peel. Energetic acidity keeps everything bright and lively. The wine finishes dry with tropical flavors and lingering spicy florals.