2017 Grüner Veltliner
Santa Ynez Valley
Being from Austria and very familiar with Austria's most popular grape, we noticed a few plantings of Grüner Veltliner in the Central coast back in 2011. We started with the idea of just making a barrel and the idea literally became Solminer. Our Santa Ynez blend has a great mix of acidity from the cooler climate site Spear Vineyard in Santa Rita hills while our Estate grapes add some wonderful depth and fruit.
Grün means green and this color is definitely noticable in the glass. Aromas of green apple, white pepper, melon and slight hints of lychee lingers on your palate. Pear and citrus notes follow with a zesty lime twist as a finish.
Grüner is indeed food friendly; pairing well with fish, summer soups, spring salads and vegetables including hard to match items like asparagus. We especially love it with a traditional chicken, pork or veal schnitzel!
Varietal: 100% Grüner Veltliner
Vineyards: 30% deLanda Vineyard (Estate) and 70% Sta. Rita Hills Spear Vineyard - Both are 100% CCOF certified organic
Fermentation: Natural yeast in 70% stainless steel and 30% old French barriques (225 Litres)
Residual Sugar: None
Aging: 7 months in steel tank and neutral oak
Cases Produced: 124