2022 Cadre “Band of Stones” Gruner Veltliner, Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo,, California

2022 Cadre “Band of Stones” Gruner Veltliner, Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo,, California

$23.95

Description

From the winery –

“One could easily ask the question, Grüner from California…grown at the footsteps to the
Pacific? Huh? I say hell yeah! This Grüner comes from two different SIP Certified Sustainable
vineyards in the extreme cool climate of the Edna Valley. The majority of this wine hails from
block 168 of the historic Paragon Vineyard. The block is made up of well drained soils with
flecks of limestone and an underlying layer of residual material weathered from sandstone,
shale, and mudstone. In 2020 we started to work with Grüner from the Jack Ranch Vineyard
located on the northwest edge of the AVA lines. The vines are planted on one of the steepest
sites in the Edna Valley and is made up of some of the sandiest soils in the region. Both sites
lie in the direct path of the Pacific’s relentless cool fog driven winds. Day in and day out they
are pushed to their limits of a long drawn out ripening process which ultimately delivers ripe
fruit but preserves our vibrant acidity.

Aromatically, this wine leads with a salty citrus edge with white pepper earth tones that have
exotic hints of North African spices. From there is a depth of jasmine and beautiful citrus
driven tropical fruit, reminiscent of squeezing a lime wedge over the fruit of a half cut Papaya.
You can’t hide the ever so present ripe grapefruit component that we often refer to as
Squirt…the infamous grapefruit soda.

This is a super interesting wine. This wine is popping with classic Edna Valley Grüner spicy
citrus and white pepper. It has a harmonious balance of ripeness, but a ton of verve and energy on the palate. A base of salty citrus, ginger and white pepper mingle with grapefruit that all
lead to a savory zesty finish drenched in minerality. This wine touches both sides of the
Grüner spectrum…bright, fresh and vibrant along with texture and a fullness that showcases
what makes Edna Valley white wines unique.

93 points – International Wine Review

100% Grüner Veltliner
San Luis Obispo Coast & Edna Valley AVAs
Paragon & Jack Ranch Vineyards
8-16 year old vines.
SIP Certified Sustainable Farming
Harvest dates 9.15.22 & 10.17.22
100% Stainless Steel Fermented & Aged
No ML. TA 6.8 G/L pH 3.31 Alcohol 14.2%
$30.00