Tried these two ystrday w/ Steve:
- TwoVintners From Mars blend BousheyVnyd/YakimaVlly (53% Picpoul/44% Marsanne/3% GrenacheBlanc; 70 cs; 12.2%; Frmtd on skins for 8 wks/Aged on the skins for 4 months in neutral oak; www.twovintners.com/) TwoVintners/Maltby/WA 2079: Med.gold slightly cloudy color; some phenolic/resiny/ViniMacerati lightly floral/carnations/Vermentino-like light earthy/dusty fairly complex nose; fairly tart rather phenolic/VM/resiny lightly floral/carnations slight earthy flavor w/ slight tannic bite; very long some VM/phenoilc/resin ysome floral/carnations finish a really lovely VM wine w/ a nice balance of floral fruit & complexing VM character; resembles Vermentino more than Picpoul. $30.00 (vSC)
- TwoVintners O.G. GWT OlsenVnyd/YakimaVlly (13.4%; Extended Maceration; Frmtd on skins in clay amphorae for 55 days/Aged 10 months in neutral oak; 90 cs) 2019: Med.gold bit cloudy color; strong GWT/lychee/cheap hair oil light phenolic/VM/resiny rather complex quite aromatic nose; bit soft fairly rich/lush strong GWT/lychee/floral some VM/phenolic/resiny slightly bitter/tangy lovely flavor; very long/lingering fairly floral/GWT/lychee light VM/phenolic/resiny fairly complex finish; doesn’t speak of prolonged maceration; very nice balance of GWT fruit & VM/phenolic; much less austere/phenolic than the Forlorn-Hope VM GWT; quite a lovely/interesting skin-contact GWT. $30.00 (vSC)
A wee BloodyPulpit:
- A new wnry for me from Woodinville that was discovered recently by SteveCostigan. Knowing my interest in skin-contact whites/ViniMacerati; he wanted to share these with me. On the FromMars, I had to look at the label very closely, but it definitely listed the vintage as 2079. I thought it must be some kind of joke, but gather it’s just a typo that slipped by the TTB. The WebSite indicates it to be the 2019 vintage.
This is the wnry, started in 2007 by David&Cindy Lawson and winemaker Morgan Lee. They make a large range of typical WashState wines from a large variety of famous WashState vnyds.
I was quite impressed by these two VM. With the prolonged skin-contact they were given, I was expecting a fairly phenolic loading and rather austere/tannic wines. They were not & showed plenty of fruit w/ the skin-contact giving them a nice complexity. Like most VM, they showed much better at a cool room temperature rather than normal white wine temps.