Subliminal, White Wine Santa Ynez Valley 2019Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon
This wine is the product of a unique partnership of two winemaking families: the Parientes (Nomadic Distribu- tion) and the Porters (Amplify Wines). LA-based Nomadic Distribution launched in 2011 with the aim of exploring and sharing artisanal wines from interesting regions around the world. Amplify’s Cameron and Marlen Porter are from Santa Barbara. Their philosophy is to “amplify the voice of site” and “embrace happy accidents.”
Amplify’s Subliminal White has alot to say. After the Porters toyed with the idea of a counterpart to their Subliminal Red, they seized the opportunity to make a Bordeaux-style blanc. Coming from a single vineyard in Santa Ynez of 41-year-old vines, the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are grown together there. From here, this wine becomes centered on its winemaking. The Sauvignon Blanc, known for being acidic and citrus-forward, undergoes malolactic fermentation to bring out its richer textures and aromatics. The Semillon variety is harvested earlier to retain its underripe tones and mineral intensity, bringing balance to the blend. The wine is aged for nine months in neutral wood. It’s a special ode to producers of Sancerre and Bordeaux, but unmistakably amplifies the voice of southern California.