Railsback Freres, Vermentinu "Santa Ynez Vineyard" 2020Regular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
The story of two brothers: even while still in high school, Eric was already collecting bottles of prized top dollar Burgundy and Chablis, hiding them under his bed when he started college. Lyle’s quest for knowledge landed him in Austria where he met one of his most important friends in the industry, sommelier Rajat Parr. After a decade of restaurant work, Eric returned to Santa Barbara to start his own project, Lieu Dit, inspired by the Loire. Older brother Lyle had also worn many hats in the industry, ultimately landing a job for one of the most esteemed importers Kermit Lynch, leading regional sales. After leading separate lives for some time, the brothers both felt a calling to merge their two paths, which is how Railsback Frères came to be born.
The Railsback team has taken an enormous interest in the Vermentino variety, so much so that they began bottling the wine as three separate vineyard sites, allowing the expression of each place. The wine is aged in a combination of neutral barrels and concrete. The parcel from the Santa Ynez Vineyard site is a new partnership. The wine is a bit reductive, meaning it has intense concentration of fruit, minerality, and texture.