2012 Unti Vineyards "Cuvée Blanc" Dry Creek Rhône Blend

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Unti's 2012 "Cuvée Blanc" is a blend of 46% Vermentino, 43% Grenache Blanc, and 11% Picpoul that was whole cluster pressed and fermented in a combination of stainless steel and concrete tanks, including a concrete egg, with no malo, to allow for the development of complexity and character while preserving naturally fresh acidity. We are big fans of the pure, varietally-driven expressions that Unti continues to deliver at very reasonable prices. If you are too, or if you are looking for a fresh, dry, yet interesting and food-friendly alternative to Chardonnay to serve at your next fête, give this a whirl! From the winery: "It is not often you think of a Dry Creek Valley white wine when looking for something to have with raw oysters, but this Cuvee Blanc has what it takes: A dry, un-oaked white with mineral flavors and excellent acid balance. In fact, our 2012 Cuvee Blanc will have you thinking it is not from California! Vermentino offers floral fruit, Grenache Blanc adds rich texture, and Picpoul, brilliant acidity. Cuvee Blanc is a soulful alternative to the other whites grown in this valley."

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Sonoma County

- Second in fame only to Napa, this "other" valley offers just about every climate and topography imaginable. From its cool and fog-enshrouded coastal regions on the far west, to the sprawling Alexander Valley on the boarder of Napa and the many little dips and peaks in between, Sonoma has been a vital wine-grape-growing region since the mid 1800s. Important sub-AVAs include Chalk Hill (known for chardonnay and sauvignon blanc), Dry Creek Valley (where zin is king) Knights Valley (largely cabernet land), Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast (both celebrated pinot and chardonnay zones).
Alcohol Content (%): 13.4