French Laundry’s Favorite White

When Sommeliers recommend and drink Sauvignon Blanc they often prefer the dry, earthy, mineral, floral whites of Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume, and Graves. This is the inspiration for Somm Blanc, a blend of Old Vines Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon “Remixed” in California. When a great Master sommelier friend of mine, Will Sherrer, got the opportunity to use the oldest Sauvignon Blanc vines in California, which were planted in 1942, he jumped on it. The Lolonis Vineyard brings these old vines’ flavors to the “REMIX.” Old Vines are much like people in that they are simple yet powerful when young (1 to 21yrs), powerful and complex in mid-age (22 to 50yrs), and less powerful but very complex when old (50 to 100yrs).

The inspiration for Remix Wines comes from selecting grape varieties and styles of the old world and “Remixing” them by using the soils and winemaking of America. The grapes are sourced from a wide selection of California vineyards with an emphasis on Old Vines and the mineral expression of the site. These “Remixed” versions of classic Bordeaux wines are meant to be a fun and drinkable take on those classics. Master Sommelier turned winemaker Willi Sherer turns his restaurant experience to make these food-friendly wines.

Remix 2019 Proprietary “Old Vines” White Blend
GGWC 31.99
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The 2019 Remix White is a blend of  65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35%  old vine Semillon. His idea was to treat these grapes to an “old world” style of fermentation to maximize the earthy, floral tones of Sauvignon Blanc without as much of the fruity, grassy elements of new world styles. The Semillon was fermented to bring out the varietal earthy, spice unique to Semillon. The grapes were neutral barrel fermented with partial skin contact and good lees stirring. The flavors begin with earthy and mineral with slight musk notes. Fruit flavors are grapefruit and sweet lime zest with a finish of quince and dried papaya. White flowers and slight spice reminiscent of mild yellow curry.  Altogether, a very well-made, complex, and flavorful wine that will please many palates

Winemaker Notes: “Sauvignon Blanc mixed with Semillon is the classic combination of dry citrus and quince fruit with earthy, savory notes of beeswax and a refreshing minerality. This old vines style is especially at home with seafood and spicy cuisine. These flavors are best expressed without a full chill.”

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