2015 Ryme "Hers - Las Brisas Vineyard" Carneros Vermentino
The 2015 Vermentino - Hers - Green Las Brisas Vineyard, tasted from barrel, offers lovely depth and nuance. Expressive floral notes meld into a core of varietal green orchard fruit in this pretty, refreshing Vermentino. The 2015 was done in a combination of stainless steel and neutral oak. Ryan Glaab has taken the big step of leaving his post as assistant winemaker at Wind Gap to focus on Ryme, the label he runs with his wife, Megan. Over the last few years, my overriding impression has been that these wines are inconsistent. Then again, managing multiple commitments is not easy. Hopefully that will be less of an issue now that Ryan Glaab can focus on Ryme 100% of the time. Ryme's move into their own facility is an important step in the right direction. (AG)
Vermentino in Pinot Noir country, thanks to the tireless experimentation of Francis Mahoney of Mahoney Vineyards. Las Brisas, named for the breezes that cool vines from the San Pablo Bay, is one cool-climate hotbed of clones and varieties inviting winemakers like the proprietors of Ryme.