Lieu Dit, Melon Santa Maria Valley 2021Regular price $24.00 Save $-24.00
This wine is a collaboration of Eric Railsback and Justin Willet, both big names in the international wine scene and longtime friends unified by wine. Eric and Justin both had incredible resumes and ultimately joined forces after their Santa Barbara wine group spurred this decision. Lieu Dit, as a word, translates to "a small geographical area bearing a traditional name. The name usually refers to some characteristic of the place, its former use, a past event, etc." This concept is the whole idea of these wines from Santa Barbara, though with a focus on varieties grown in the Loire Valley.
With their focus on Loire varieties, Lieu Dit makes a California interpretation of this classic French variety. Hailing from the historic Bien Nacido Vineyard site in Santa Maria Valley from 50 year old vines. This wine is briny, fresh and oozing with minerality; all it needs is a plate of freshly shucked oysters.