2018 Vocal Vineyards 'Alfaro Vineyard' Gruner Veltliner Santa Cruz Mountains

$39.95

The well-drained, south facing, sandy soils of Alfaro Vineyards build an enviable structure in this Gruner Veltliner. Between the stainless steel, no malolactic fermentation, and the cool salt spray from the nearby Monterey Bay, this is a mouthwateringly fresh expression that manages to be as complex as it is refreshing. Tart green orchard fruits meet an herbaceous character with a classic Gruner finish of white pepper and stony minerality.

Varietal:
Gruner Veltliner
Winemaker:
Ian Brand & Ted Glennon
Vintage:
2018
Oak Treatment:
50% Stainless, 50% Used French Barrels
Appellation:
Santa Cruz Mountains
Vineyard:
Alfaro
Score Wine Enthusiast:
93
SKU #:
1047330
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WE93

Wine Enthusiast

Intriguing aromas of mandarin rind, paraffin, light green herbs and blanched almonds show on the nose of this bottling by the sommelier-turned-winemaker Ted Glennon. There's an oily viscosity to the palate, where those citrus and herb flavors meet with hints of tropical mango and light nuts, proving very complex throughout.