Sourced from Fiddlestix Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills, this wine was made with 50% stainless steel and 50% neutral french oak. Half of the fruit was left on skins for 24 hours giving a richer golden color and some light tannin structure to round out the mouth feel.
Originally an Austrian varietal, I fell in love with Grüner in 2016 when I spent a harvest in New Zealand. This grape is known for being aromatic and crisp with a distinct saline minerality. In Santa Barbara County, it also adopts a depth of fruit and floral characteristics reminiscent of the first, barely ripe strawberries of the season and lemon verbena.