2012 Camp 4 Vineyard Blanc (65% Grenache Blanc; 35% Roussanne)
We like to say that these two varietals complement each as well and Jennifer and Joey do. The Grenache Blanc and Roussanne for this unique blend come from continuous blocks in the Camp 4 vineyard and were pressed together to neutral French oak barrels. The wine was then aged on the lees and bottled early (in January) to retain freshness and crisp acidity. 2012 was a great vintage for us, similar to 2010 in the fact that it is fruit-driven and round, but different in that it has a slightly higher acidity. This lends a crispness and brightness to the wine. The Grenache Blanc brims with steely minerality and fresh notes of green apple that balance beautifully with the rich, tropical fruits and lush mouth feel of the Roussanne. Pair this Blanc with spicy Thai dishes, fish dishes, or chilled shellfish. This complex wine is enjoyable now but should age well over the next 3 to 4 years.
Cellar Club Price: $23.80
Cases Produced: 175