You've tried some Iberian varietals and you're ready to take the next step. These three summertime favorites will happily take you on a stroll through lover's lane. You're biggest decision now is whether to savor them alone or share them at your next summer bbq. We won't call you selfish, we've all been there with our own guilty pleasures.
2014 Garnacha Blanca
Garnacha Blanca, known as Grenache Blanc in France is the white berried form of Garnacha which originated in Spain’s northeast corner. It is medium bodied and aged in a small percentage of neutral white oak barrels. It is a perfect balance of fresh fruity characters such as white peaches, orange blossom and thyme combined with smooth creamy flavors of melon and apple cider. This drought friendly grape grows fabulously in California!
Verdejo is a white wine that is originally from the Rueda region of Spain. Due to its superb qualities as a crisp aromatic white wine, today Verdejo is recognized as one of the top white varieties.
Verdelho is a Portuguese white variety that originates from the Island of Madeira and the Azores, west of the mainland of Portugal. We planted our Verdelho in the volcanic clay loam soils of the Vista Luna Vineyard in the Eastern hills of Lodi. It produces small bunches of oval berries which give it a higher skin to juice ratio