Alcohol : 12,7%
Grape(s) : Sauvignon Blanc
Localization: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Tasting Notes: Ambitious complex fruit aromas ranging from lime, spearmint to melons and tropical fruits all surrounded with a slight grassiness. Taut, fruity, savory, and a hint of creamy soft texture on the palate. A wine with layers of slate, grapefruit, honeydew melon, pineapple; hints of lemongrass. Very savory. Classic Loire style Sauvignon Blanc.
Food Pairing: This wine is perfect to serve as an aperitif. We like it with shellfish and salads, of course, it works well with a selection of your favorite cheeses. Also good at the end of a meal as a refreshing alternative to sweet wines.
Arrowine Cheesemonger's Selection: Pecorino Marzolino (Italy), Gruyère 20 Month (France), Cutlass (Maryland, VA)
Notes: The word SYBARITE is derived from Sybaris, an ancient Greek city in southeastern Italy noted for the luxurious, pleasure-seeking behavior of many of its inhabitants. SYBARITES are people who have a fondness for sensuous luxury.
The Domain: Margerum Wine Company is committed to working with the top vineyards in Santa Barbara County to produce small lots of premium wines. The winery is located in Los Olivos in the heart of California's beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. We are part of a growing group of vintners looking to return winemaking to its previous form of production – hand-crafted and personal. Owner Doug Margerum and winemaker Doug "Scotty" Scott, craft world-class wine in a temperature-controlled building that houses tanks, barrels, and a cold room that is perfect for our production size.
Our commitment is to create handmade wines with place and personality to them that are made to our own standards. We work within the connotations of nature, stressing individuality, and making production on a human scale. We strive to make wines that we personally enjoy and our hope is others will enjoy them as well. The approach to this is the antithesis of mass production.