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Mark Aselstine
 
July 11, 2014 | Mark Aselstine

Grassani

2500 in total production.  Sauvignon Blanc at 500 cases with a family owned winery that is completely off the grid.  Welcome to Happy Canyon.  With all estate grown fruit and the owner of the winery here-it's a project I can get behind.

Time Posted: Jul 11, 2014 at 2:49 PM
Mark Aselstine
 
July 11, 2014 | Mark Aselstine

Ferrari Carano

Ferrari Carano-it's nice to see a familiar face occasionally and this is an interesting Fume Blanc.  At $14 and in a warm conference room, it's a perfect fit.

Mark Aselstine
 
July 11, 2014 | Mark Aselstine

Danza Del Sol Vermentino

It's honestly one of the better Temecula white's that I've had.  Nice to see a Vermentino made instead of Chardonnay, should work better with the warmer climate down there.  Well done guys

Time Posted: Jul 11, 2014 at 2:40 PM
Mark Aselstine
 
July 11, 2014 | Mark Aselstine

Aridus Wine Co

Custom crush in Arizona comes in.  It's interesting and I've written about positive experiences in Willcox in the past.  Grapes come from New Mexico.

Mark Aselstine
 
July 11, 2014 | Mark Aselstine

Buttonwood 2013 Zingy

Buttonwood makes about 8,000 cases of wine a year from 31 acres.  The vines are among the oldest in Santa Ynez Valley at 31 years old.  This is a 2013 Sauvignon Blanc. $20 retail.  Really bright acidity literally bursting of green apple.