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2017 Yolo County Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard: Berryessa Gap Wines
From Martin: "This Sauvignon Blanc comes from a special clone of the grape variety known as Sauvignon Musqué. A clone is a vine that has been specifically isolated and propagated for desirable traits. While Sauvignon Blanc has been wildly popular for several decades now, this particular clone of the grape variety has seen a rise in popularity among winegrowers in recent years. Sauvignon Musqué is aptly named for the highly aromatic qualities it displays. It is less grassy than many other Sauvignon Blanc clones and shows bright grapefruit and tropical melon tones with a clean, dry finish."
2017 Redwood Valley Red Wine
Blend: 50% Valdiguié, 50% Carignane
Winery: Hobo Wine Company
From Martin: "This release is our third custom blend and our second such blend made with Kenny Likitprakong. Although Kenny’s wines have long been known for their incredible value, he only sources grapes from vineyards that meet his exacting standards. Everything is farmed sustainably, with fair labor practices as well. This wine is fifty percent Valdigué and fifty percent Carignane. The two halves come together for a custom wine that is light on the palate, yet packs loads of fresh fruit aromas and peppery tones."
2016 Cool Gray Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Winemaker: Chris Pittenger of Gros Ventre Cellars
From Martin: "You may remember Chris from the amazing Chenin Blanc blend he shared with us as part of our July release. In a short period of time, he has gained national acclaim for the exciting Rhone-style wines that he crafts at Skinner Vineyards, as well as for the cool-climate Pinots he produces with his wife Sarah for their Gros Ventre label. Cool Gray features fruit from some of Chris’s favorite vineyards. Once it reached his cellar, his intervention was minimal, allowing for this California produce to carve its own path."