Out to the Meadow 2022
43% Chenin blanc, 27% Vermentino, 19% Trousseau gris, 8% Green Hungarian, 3% Chasselas Doré · Suisun Valley · 171 Cases
750ml, 13% ABV
Close friends and decadent dinners. Lean on vegetables like leeks, fennel, green cabbage, grab the last of the winter squash, and make sure you’ve got plenty of bread and butter to go around.
You’re marveling at the last snow melt and admiring the resilience of spring.
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I feel very lucky to work with this one-of-a-kind parcel in Suisun Valley. Matthew Rorick of Forlorn Hope Wines researched what a historic Californian white field blend would have been comprised of, then took cuttings from some of the few remaining vineyards still growing these grapes before the vines were pulled out of the ground, and convinced grower Roger King to create this “library block” from them. Matthew passed the torch to me and I now work with this small block exclusively. I named the wine after the landowner and farmer, Roger King, who came down from the mountain after a youth of skiing, and went ‘out to the meadow’ to grow wine grapes. Roger has been enthusiastically farming it for 30 years. After naming the wine I found a Tom Waits interview where he uses the expression "We went out to the meadow" to describe a synergistic collaboration among musicians. This makes sense. I think the grape varieties all have a synergy when co-fermented, and Roger has also been the most collaborative grower I have ever worked with.
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43% Chenin blanc, 27% Vermentino, 19% Trousseau gris, 8% Green Hungarian, 3% Chasselas Doré
King Vineyard, Fairfield, Suisun Valley; historic field blend; grown with compost teas and without pesticides and herbicides; clay soils.
Direct-to-press field blend was first settled overnight and then racked off gross juice lees to co-ferment and age on fine lees in neutral oak barrique for 6 months. Unfined. Unfiltered. Sediment expected.
Cool // 45-55°F (7-13°C) // Take this bottle out of your fridge ~20 minutes prior to enjoying.
(February 2023): 13% alc/vol · Free SO2 4 mg/L, Total SO2 28 mg/L
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