Meyer-Fonne, Alsace Edelzwicker 2020 1 LiterRegular price $23.00 Save $-23.00
Variety: Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Gewürztraminer
Félix Meyer is a rising star in Alsace and has an evident instinct for his craft. He is the third generation in his family to be making wine since his grandfather founded the domaine in the late 19th century. The winery and family home is in the village of Katzenthal, known for its distinctive granite soils. All of Meyer’s bottlings are characterized by stunning aromatics, his signature minerality, and nerve. It’s all about the details at Meyer-Fonné, with an emphasis on tradition and respect for terroir. He endeavors in several bottlings creating all the classic styles for which Alsace is known.
“Edelzwicker” simply means noble blend, which can include all of the varieties allowed in the appellation. The style is a classic way of showing how many different varieties can not only thrive in those soil types, but blend well together. Edelzwicker is also an extremely versatile food pairing.
Mixtape White, Amplify Wines 2020Regular price $27.00 Save $-27.00
Variety: Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Viognier
Cameron and Marlen Porter, a husband and wife team born and raised in Santa Barbara County. The exploration, and elevation of this growing region has been their life's work. They first bonded over a shared love for wine and music, and Amplify is a natural extension of this marriage between their two greatest passions. As winemakers, they seek to amplify the voice of site and enhance the most singular characteristics of a given vineyard, marrying a sense of place with a sense of style. They believe in: native yeast fermentations; neutral vessels for fermentation and aging; no additions of any kind except for minimum effective sulfur dioxide; and farming that seeks to establish a healthy ecosystem, enhancing and supporting the natural characteristics of a given place. They embrace the happy accident, letting intuition guide our hand, with their creative spirit and palates as their primary tools.
The 2020 Mixtape White brings together Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Viognier. This vintage has a touch less sweetness than the previous. Mixtape is all about the winemaking and blending; half of the Chenin Blanc and all of the Riesling were fermented until dry. All of the fruit spent two hours on their skins to impart texture and more aromatics. It has substance and complexity. The fruit is organically farmed with no filtering or fining.
Stolpman Vineyards, Love You Bunches Orange 2021Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Variety: Pinot Gris, Orange Muscat, Semillon, & Gewürztraminer
Founded over 20 years ago by Tom Stolpman when he discovered hidden in the hills of California’s Central Coast a rare limestone outcropping unobstructed from the Pacific Ocean wind which became part of the now famous Ballard Canyon AVA. The winery is currently run by son Pete Stolpman and his wife Jessica. Known for employing their own crew "La Quadrilla", the vineyards are maintained only by hand with care and dedication.
Another wine by Stolpman displaying their efforts to have fun. Using different varieties to implement texture, fruit, bitterness, and acidity, this wine makes orange entirely approachable at a price point you just can’t beat.