2016 White Experiment W3.6
Our repertoire continues to expand with these white wines—an indulgence of our curiosity. In addition to the small lots of grapes we source from Sonoma, Napa and Calaveras counties, we have added tiny quantities of Vermentino and Grenache Blanc to the mix. These are coming from a vineyard in the Sierra Foothills located at 1,400 feet. The soils there are free draining sand over tumbled giant chunks of granite. Vermentino brings some texture and fresh green apple and vibrant zest of citrus to the blend, while Grenache Blanc adds peach, yellow apple and roundness.
When blended with the Sauvignon Blanc, Albarino, Viognier and Roussanne, this Experiment wine exudes notes of peach, lemon blossom, papaya, passion fruit, tangerine, custard, honeysuckle, wisteria and macadamia nut. It is a full-throated chorus on the palate with lively acid and joy.
Austin Peterson, WinemakerExperiment Wines