July 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 12

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WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB • 1-800-949-9463
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Winemaker Kevin Law is one of the
outstanding craftsmen who is affectionately
known as a “garagista.” That’s because he
basically makes wine in what is considered
a garage. It’s not really a garage. It’s a cinder
block building in Lompoc, referred to as the
wine ghetto.
It all started about 20 years ago when
several winemakers started renting space
in commercial buildings instead of building
fancy wineries and tasting rooms. Most of
them didn’t have the financial resources,
but they did have the talent, and renting a
nuts-and-bolts building was the only way
they could make it work.
The beauty of this operation is that the
money goes into the wine, not into the
building. Kevin sources the best grapes that
Santa Barbara has to offer to make the best
wine he can.
In this case, the grapes came from
Riverbench Vineyards in Santa Maria, one of
the most sought-after vineyards in California.
It’s called Riverbench because it literally sits
on what used to be a river. The leftover sea
matter that lies in the soil presents one of
the best conditions for growing grapes.
It certainly shows here. With 10 months of
aging in new and used French oak, the wine
has incredible depth and concentration of
sweet/tart cherry mixed with spice, vanilla
and cotton candy. The finish is mesmerizing,
depositing flavor after flavor on the palate
that seems to last forever.
Cherry Blossom
Cotton Candy
Now through 2020
Game, Light Meats
Medium Magenta
Cherry and Mint
Region: Santa Maria Valley, CA • Alcohol: 13.8%
PERFECT LEFT
Pinot Noir, 2014
ITEM #: L0717R2DC
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