Sans Liege Côtes du Coast 2018 White Rhone Blend, Central Coast
Varietals: 33% Viognier, 26% Roussanne, 22% Grenache Blanc, 11% Marsanne, 8% Clairette
Vineyards: Viognier from Bien Nacido and Old Portrero, Roussanne from Alta Colina and Santa Barbara Highlands, Grenache Blanc from Alta Colina, Marsanne from Bien Nacido, Clairette from Melange du Rhone.
Appellation: Central Coast
On aging: 8 months on the lees in 3% new French Barrique, 17% Second Fill French Barrique, 65% Neutral French Barrique, 15% stainless steel.
On fermentation: Fermented with native yeast started in the vineyard. Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Clairette all barrel fermented on the lees, Grenache Blanc in barrel and stainless steel. Unfined. Minimal sulfur.
Serving Recommendations: Chill slightly, 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator, pull the cork and enjoy.
Release date: May 31, 2019
Aging potential: 4-6years
Returning from a bountiful trip to the market, your basket is laden with lemon curd, freshly baked baguette, jasmine white tea and tamarind paste. The old gate squeaks closed behind you as you enter the garden in the coastal morning mist. You breath it in and make your way down the path lined with river rock, pausing first to collect a few rosemary sprigs and then a ripe apricot hanging low on a branch before making your way into the warmly lit cottage.