Origin: California, USA
Grape Varietal: 43% Chenin blanc, 27% Vermentino, 19% Trousseau gris, 8% Green Hungarian, 3% Chasselas Doré
Tasting Notes: This bottle is all about body. Sway in the sunny honeyed breeze and let the meadow of your mind bloom with this expansive heritage blend. Expect notes of creamed honey and a looooong finish.
"I feel very lucky to work with this one-of-a-kind parcel in Suisun Valley. Matthew Rorick of Forlorn Hope Wines researched what a historic Californian white field blend would have been comprised of, then took cuttings from some of the few remaining vineyards still growing these grapes before the vines were pulled out of the ground, and convinced grower Roger King to create this “library block” from them. Matthew passed the torch to me and I now work with this small block exclusively. I named the wine after the landowner and farmer, Roger King, who came down from the mountain after a youth of skiing, and went ‘out to the meadow’ to grow wine grapes. Roger has been enthusiastically farming it for 30 years. After naming the wine I found a Tom Waits interview
where he uses the expression "We went out to the meadow" to describe a synergistic collaboration among musicians. This makes sense. I think the grape varieties all have a synergy when co-fermented, and Roger has also been the most collaborative grower I have ever worked with."