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Ryme Cellars "Hers" Vermentino '18

California

Ryme Cellars "Hers" Vermentino '18

Husband and wife team, Ryan and Megan Glaab, could have taken the easy road. We all know grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are in constant demand. It would have been "easy" for them to focus their winemaking on these varietals. Instead they chose to showcase wines from vineyards that showcased distinctive characteristics.

Today, Ryme Cellars is well-known for their work with Italian grape varietals. They source grapes from organic and sustainable vineyards in Northern California. In the winery, they work only with natural yeast, never using temperature control, no fining or filtering, and never any trickery, no enzymes or tweaking of any kind.

While the direction of the winery is clear, one of the few "wine arguments" they have had over the years involves how to approach their Vermentino. This grape varietal is most famous as the principal white grape on the island of Sardinia. It can be produced as an aromatic, light and mineral white, or as some producers in Italy have shown, as a full-bodied, skin contact orange wine. Since the two couldn't come to an agreement on which direction to go towards, they decided why choose. 

"Hers" Vermentino is Megan's vision of the grape varietal. Sourced from the Las Brisas Vineyard on the Sonomas side of Carneros, this foggy vineyard, provides grapes with great freshness and energy. The grapes were whole cluster pressed, settled, and then fermented in a combination of neutral barrels and stainless steel with natural yeasts. 

The 2018 is really singing right now, with notes of lemon zest, flowers and mineral on the nose. Crisp and vibrant on the palate, it is delicious to drink as an aperitif, but pairs well with oysters or steamed halibut. 

Perman

USA

Details

Producer Ryme Cellars
Vintage 2018
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Vermentino

Acidity

4 / 5

Tannin

2 / 5

Body

2 / 5

Sweetness

1 / 5

Fruity

4 / 5

Funky

1 / 5

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312.255.8990
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