Tessa Marie Wines
Santa Barbara County
There is more to this wine than originally meets the eye! A little shy if sampled right out of the chiller, allow this wine to warm just a little and it really springs to life, revealing additional fruit and complexity.
This lovely Vermentino displays characteristics that are similar to a Sauvignon Blanc, but without any of the grassiness or (eek!) litter box character than can plague Sauv Blanc. Instead, this wine shows finely balanced fruit and a lovely, long finish.
Born in the famous *Camp 4 Vineyard, a mostly-Syrah Vineyard that has consistently produced high-scoring wines, today’s wine has some very interesting and very serious pedigree.
Pair this delicious wine with a citrus-dressed arugula salad with fruits, walnuts and goat cheese.
Light golden yellow and perfectly clear with just the slightest hint of green at the edges. After spinning the wine, it settles quickly, leaving behind tightly spaced legs that rocket down the glass.
Gentle aromas of fresh cut grass, Meyer lemon rind, dried yellow hay bale, sweet honeysuckle and a subtle herbal note the emerges as the wine warms.
Flavors of mixed citrus, especially blood orange, with hints of pear, pineapple, violet and lemongrass.
Plush and very gradually drying. Lasting flavors of pear, pineapple and key lime persist through to the end.