Katie’s Kraving Review:
If there was a white varietal that could convince me to cheat on my main squeeze, Grenache, Chenin Blanc* would be it.
Headed to a party and your only guidance is “bring a bottle of white?” This is it!
Winemakers don’t kill me for this: This baby is like the perfect mix of Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. It has something for everyone! Salty, briny, textured, some Meyer lemon, a touch of lime zest, oyster shells (yes, you read that right), he is practically screaming “take me to the ocean now!”
From the first sip, I immediately wanted to grab the bottle, jump in my car, and head to the Pacific Northwest (only because it’s closer to me than Boston). I’m seeing a romantic picnic on the sand at a byob seafood joint on the water. The chilly evening requires classic New England style fashion: chinos, boat shoes, and a sweater.
Curl up with your best friend, life partner, or lover and slowly make your way through a couple dozen oysters and at least one (1) bottle of this Chenin.
After that, who knows? The world is your oyster A stroll on the beach, another round of oysters, or a ride on the Ferris wheel. It is up to you.
Choose your own adventure lovers, embrace it with everything you have, and this baby won’t let you down.
*And Riesling. Definitely Riesling.
Cheers friends! And don’t forget to #SipAwhile
Sailor Rum Boat Shoe for the wine here homies (link): Is there anything more classic than a boat shoe on the rocky shores of the beaches of Seattle? Well maybe: couple that with a quirky, whimsical sweater over a popped Oxford collar blouse and neatly pressed khakis and you are literally speaking this baby’s love language.
Consistent. Spontaneous. Consistently spontaneous. Spontaneously consistent. Live in the moment and be open to adventure.
The Deets (because those are cool too!)
Grapes & Vineyards: 100% Chenin Blanc (Martin Brothers – organic; Cat Canyon – organic; Shell Creek; Chalone; Jurassic Park)
Region: Central Coast, CA
Vinification & Aging: ferments in a mix of stainless steel, acacia, and neutral oak barrels on their native yeast. Then aged for five (5) months sur lie in the same vessel mix.
Winery: Field Recordings (link)
Distributor: Victory (link)