REBEL GRAPE SOCIETY

AUGUST 2021

MEDITERRANEAN MINDED MASHUPS

 

The landscape of white wine has been quietly going through a pretty massive transition in California over the past few years. ‘UnOaked’ is now a word consumers readily look for on their bottle of Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc has kinda become the new Merlot – a bit of an outcast. 

 

In the recent surge of replanting vineyards to new varieties, there is no question that Vermentino has gained some ground and some big fans along the way. But ‘blends’ of white grapes just don’t often get the attention they should, especially when you compare them to their red blend counterparts. Blending is such a fascinating art form and more often with white grapes you can really get the sense of the transparent components that the individual grapes impart on the wines, be it acid, aromatics, tropicality, minerality, saltiness, weight… the list goes on. 

 

We hope you enjoy these three white blends from different soils in California, all of which evoke honest flavors of the French Mediteranean Coast.  

 

– Kevin Wardell, August, 2021

 

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EDMUNDS ST. JOHN
‘HEART OF GOLD’

55% VERMENTINO + 45% GRENACHE BLANC
El Dorado County, California 2019

MARTHA STOUMEN ‘
POST FLIRTATION’

75% COLOMBARD + 12% MARSANNE
+ 9% ROUSSANNE + 4% MUSCAT BLANC
California 2020

UNTI ‘CUVÉE BLANC’

42% GRENACHE BLANC + 42% VERMENTINO + 16% PICPOUL
Dry Creek Valley
Sonoma, California 2020
WINE SMARTS.

WINE SMARTS.

And 10% off your next purchase. Pay no attention to the frog.

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