Martha Stoumen Wines 2018 'Out to the Meadow' White Blend, Suisun Valley
Item Number: 12668
Sub Region: North Coast
Appellation/AVA: Suisun Valley
Vineyard Designation: King Vineyard
Grape(s): 40% Chenin Blanc / 25% Vermentino / 20% Trousseau Gris / 19.5% Green Hungarian / 0.5% Chasselas Dore
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 168
Vineyard Notes: King Vineyard is located in the Suisun Valley. The vineyard is planted to many varieties. This wine reflects the historic field blends that were once prevalent in California. The vineyard is managed without pesticides and herbicides.
Tasting Notes: Is it possible to smell minerality? If so, this wine certainly has that nose. Round and glossy body; the beauty of this wine is in its unique texture.
Winemaker Notes: "I feel very lucky I get to work with this unique parcel in Suisun Valley. 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 lived in Tahoe until he was 38, planted this vineyard when he was 40, and has been enthusiastically farming it for 30 years. After I named this wine, I googled the phrase (always best to double check there aren’t any other meanings). To my pleasant surprise the only thing I found was 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. He collaborates all season with the winemaker to make sure his farming jives with what he or she is trying to accomplish in the winery. It’s rare." - Martha Stoumen
SO2: 5 mg/L free and 18 mg/L total.