2012 Tendu California White Wine 1L

SKU #1125199

This crisp, refreshing white that comes smartly bottled in a liter size and sealed with a crown cap is guaranteed to make you pause and wonder, 'what is the heck is in here to make this so good?' Then you find out it's made by Food & Wine Magazine's 2012 Winemaker of the Year Steve Matthiasson, that guy known for coaxing the likes of Ribolla Gialla and Tocai Friulano out of Napa soils, and it starts to make sense. If you guessed this to be a blend of Gruner Veltliner and say, California Sauvignon Blanc, you'd be on the right track, but totally wrong at the same time. Rather, this is "California's answer to the Gruner Liter, but better..." to quote Jon Bonne of the San Francisco Chronicle, who featured this wine in his April 2013 article, 'Intriguing Wine Selections for Spring'. Bonne goes on to say, "those green crown-capped bottles are a way of life in Austria, so why not a homegrown version? That was the inspiration for a partnership from talented Napa viticulturist Steve Matthiasson, maker of one of California's best white wines, and San Francisco wine broker Revel. The idea? Make a California white that fulfills a similar purpose. In this case it's a mix of Vermentino (from Yolo County) plus Cortese and Arneis, for a picnic-perfect Italianate effort - full of ripe tree-fruit flavors, with a savory side - bay laurel, wild mustard - that nods at the Austrian original." (04/2013)

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