Day 10 of the 12 Days of Wine 2021 with Crushed Grape Chronicles
If you know me very well, it will come as no surprise that this wine is on our countdown list. It is one of my favorites. This is Vermentino from Tablas Creek in Paso Robles, CA. It is perhaps thought of as a more summery wine, but in the chill of winter, something bright and fresh that reminds us of the warm days to come is a nice respite.
Tablas Creek Vineyard 2019 Vermentino, Adelaida District, Paso Robles
Vermentino is known as “Rolle” in the South of France. You mostly find it in Sardinia and Corsica. One of the nursery guys at Chateau de Beaucastel, sent it in a shipment of cuttings. He had decided that it would do well in Paso Robles, and he was right.
When I stuck my nose in the glass I got sea spray and honeysuckle, chalk, lemon and lemon zest. You get grapefruit pith, and green herbs. It is bright and fresh and delicious.
This wine sells out each year, but they have many other delicious wines and maybe you want to follow them on social media to see when they are releasing the 2021 Vermentino so you can stock up on a few bottles (that’s what I do every year). Head to https://tablascreek.com/ for all the details.