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2016 Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Winemaker: David Forsythe of Four Feathers Wine Estates
From Martin: "Although we released another Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma a few months back, stylistically these wines are very different. This Sauvignon Blanc release, while equally delicious, saw only stainless steel aging, a process that preserves a light texture and fresh aromatics. This wine is medium-bodied with mouthwatering acidity. The citrus-driven palate makes it a perfect pairing for oysters with mignonette or scallop ceviche."
2017 Lodi Rosé of Syrah
Winemakers: Matt Iaconis of Brick & Mortar Wines
From Martin: "Rising-star winemaker Matt Iaconis oversaw the farming of a small vineyard along the Mokelumne River with the purpose of crafting this totally dry, uber refreshing rosé. Showing lots of raspberry and watermelon notes up front, spicy herbal tones from the Syrah add complexity to the long, juicy finish."
2015 Mendocino Counoise
Winemaker: Phillip Staehle of Enkidu Wines
From Martin: "Counoise is valued for its bright red fruit character and soft structure. It is also used to make rosé in Provence, and a few plantings have been established in California. The grape is so obscure stateside that only recently did the U.S government grant vintners the right to use it on a wine label. This 100 percent Counoise from a single vineyard in Mendocino is full-bodied, packed with flavors of ripe red berries, smoke, and a dusty minerality. Perfect for summer grilling."