Solo Act 2020
53% Marsanne, 40% Roussanne, 7% Muscat blanc · Contra Costa County · 269 cases
Pucker up—this tart and tangy co-ferment soaks every inch of your palate in umeboshi and a long saline finish. This wine answers the question: “What feels best to make?” and results in a piquant and intriguing flavor with the intensity of a contemporary dancer.
750 ml, 11% ABV
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Solo Act 2020 casts a new spotlight on a favorite co-ferment of Marsanne, Roussanne, and Muscat blanc from The Urban Edge Farm in Contra Costa County. When crafting our Post Flirtation White blend, these three varieties are co-fermented before blending with Colombard or Vermentino for balanced acidity. In 2020, intuition suggested that we put aside a few barrels worth of wine from the co-ferment prior to blending and provide the wine its own stage — a solo act! Tasting this wine throughout a longer élevage in barrel provided a sensory bath full of emerging salty, umami-driven characteristics. This is a wine that I love to pair with food and consider what else around me shines when brought into focus.
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53% Marsanne, 40% Roussanne, 7% Muscat blanc
Marsanne, Roussanne, and Muscat blanc from The Urban Edge Farm, Knightsen, Contra Costa County; certified organic vineyard; sandy clay soils.
Marsanne, Roussanne, and Muscat blanc harvested together and briefly tumbled in the press for just a hint of skin contact before pressing, then fermented on full lees in stainless steel. Marsanne, Roussanne and Muscat are grapes naturally low in tartaric acid, so we allowed VA—instead of the traditional tartaric acid—to bring backbone to the wine. After 6 months, the fully dry wine was racked off lees to neutral oak barrique to continue aging for an additional 12 months before bottling. Unfined. Unfiltered. Sediment expected
Cool // 45-55°F // 7-13°C // Take this bottle out of your fridge ~20 minutes prior to enjoying.
(February 2022): 11% alc/vol · Free SO2 < 2 mg/L, Total SO2 32 mg/L · All wines are vegan
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